While I do not want to think about it because the idea of summer coming to an end is too much to fathom, we are approaching a new school year. Our kids don’t start back until the second week of September, so we still have a few weeks of summer vacation left. With that said, I know the importance of practicing learning skills with my children during the summer. It is so important to review their mastered skills and take them to the next level in preparation for their new grade level. We have been doing that this summer.
One great resource I found was the All Ready for 1st Grade Readiness Kit. This kit from Learning Resources is packed full of colorful, hands-on counters, activities and more to help your child master the skills necessary for 1st grade.
We love this kit! One of my son’s favorite activities are the math cards with the ocean counters The cards give my son a math problem to solve using the counters. So for instance, it could say 4 starfish and 4 crabs went to the park. Each creature brought a friend. How many sea creatures in all went to the park? There are lots of scenarios like the one I just made up on the included cards. Each two-sided card has two problems to solve.
There’s a very complete parent’s guide structured upon an easy-to-follow Ready, Set, Go lesson framework, which eases your child into grade-appropriate subjects through engaging activities and games that progress in difficulty. This gives your child a sense of accomplishment as he masters easier levels and moves on to more difficult levels.
The kit comes with a dry erase marker and a write and wipe Activity book that your child uses for many of the activities. When teaching my son how to tell time the clock manipulative has dry erase capability. This makes it easy for my son to write down a certain time and then erase as we move on to another time for him to figure out.
The writing journal is great as are the writing prompt cards. These cards show a picture of something and then a question of -What could happen next? The word family cubes and measuring fish provide lots of grade appropriate skills activities for kids. My son loves this kit and it’s fun for him. It does not feel like a chore or homework to him but he really has fun with it and so do I!
• 36-Page writing journal
• 20 Double-sided story starter cards
• 20 Ocean counters
• 10 Double-sided word problem cards
• 6 Word family cubes
• 6 Measuring fish
• 1 Write-and-wipe clock
• 32-Page Parent Guide (over 60 leveled activities)
• 24-Page write-and-wipe Activity Book
• Storage box
Storage box measures 10’’L x 3’’W x 12’’H
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