Transitioning to Kindergarten: Parent Resources

— Get Ready to Read (National Center for Learning Disabilities)
Updated on Mar 8, 2010

Research shows that when parents and families are involved, children and schools are more successful. This section contains resources to help you reach out to families, and keep them involved as their children move through the pre-kindergarten year and into kindergarten. The resources in this section are available in both English and Spanish.

Introduction to the parent resources (English)  | Spanish version

Getting to Know My Child: A Guide for My Child's Kindergarten Teacher (English)  | Spanish version
This is a booklet for parents to fill out and give back to you, with a letter at the beginning that you can sign. You can then include the completed questionnaire in an Early Leaning Passport that you give to a child’s kindergarten teacher. Send this home with a date when it should be returned to you, or fill it out with parents during a face-to-face meeting.

Get Ready To Read! Skill-Building Activities (English)  | Spanish version
Use this set of activity cards to make take-home packets or for ideas to try at home. You can send them home all at once, or send home a few each month. This section also includes an introduction to the activities for parents.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten handouts
There are seven of these handouts for parents on different aspects of early childhood development. You can give one out each month with your newsletter over the course of the year, or give them out at parent meetings.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten: Language Development (English)  | Spanish version

Getting Ready for Kindergarten: Learning and Thinking (English)  | Spanish version

Getting Ready for Kindergarten: Beginning Reading (English)  | Spanish version

Getting Ready for Kindergarten: Beginning Writing (English)  | Spanish version

Getting Ready for Kindergarten: Numbers and Counting (English)  | Spanish version

Getting Ready for Kindergarten: Physical Development (English)  | Spanish version

Getting Ready for Kindergarten: Social and Emotional Development (English)  | Spanish version

Next Steps: What to Do If You Are Concerned About Your Child's Literacy Development (English)
This is a useful resource to give out when a you and/or a parent has concerns about a child.

Transition resources on the Web

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