Published at Monday, August 17th 2020. by Therese Bernard in 1st Grade Math Worksheets.
Going to kindergarten is a big deal for children. If your child did not go to preschool or even if he did, he might feel some apprehension about everything he is going to need to know when he gets to elementary school. Even during the summer months, kids slide backward, forgetting most of what they had learned during the school year, simply because they are out of practice. Rather than letting your child get out of practice or feel out of place going to kindergarten, you can use free kids learning games online to boost your child has self confidence and enhance his skills before entering kindergarten.
Math is a subject that many kids have trouble with as they progress through school. It is essential that math basic skills be mastered early on, as these skills build the foundation for understanding harder concepts introduced in higher grades. First grade math contains quite a few important skills, and using online games may be able to give students the help they need in order to become fluent in working with numbers. In kindergarten, kids learn simple math skills like number recognition and counting. They are able to begin to recognize that higher numbers are bigger numbers and can understand concepts like counting by twos and tens. Using online games with these children when they reach first grade can help them transition between beginning math skills and more complex numerical concepts. Providing a wide variety of different games in an entertaining online environment gets kids excited about tackling new ideas and puts math in a positive context. Once the foundation has been laid for basic comprehension and computational skills, children can use these games to progress even further.
The ability to hold pencils and crayons, use a paintbrush and cut with scissors are also skills that are assumed will be mastered upon entering kindergarten. As a parent, you can help your child hone these skills by providing plenty of practice at home. If you are not the crafty type, there are many websites available that offer simple instructions for basic arts and craft projects that allow children to master their motor skills before entering school. Once your child has started kindergarten, things move quickly. This does not mean every child has mastered every subject, making it important for parents to reinforce the skills at home. If you provide opportunities for your child to play kindergarten games for kids online, he can consistently review what he learned throughout the year, enabling him to keep a constant understanding of the basics as they move forward in the classroom.
If your child studied fractions during the last school year but just did not quite "get it", do not worry. Use printable fraction worksheets found on the internet to review with him. These worksheets will not cost you a dime and you can find all you need. Consider having your child do one quick worksheet two to three times per week during the summer as a stress-free way to review his fractions.
Kindergarten Worksheets present an interesting way for kindergarten children to learn and reinforce basic concepts. Since children learn best by doing and since children get bored very easily, giving them well-designed, illustrated worksheets to do makes it easier and more fun for them to learn. Completing a worksheet also gives children a great sense of fulfillment. How to use worksheets for best effect: Give children worksheets appropriate to their level. Give an easy worksheet for a concept immediately after you teach that concept.
Stick to your lesson plan for the day and get it done. Smaller children are masters at sensing weakness. Give them something to avoid - an energized execution of a well-planned day. They will sense that you are in the teaching zone and will show more respect for your strong presence as you work through your plan. Smaller children are one of the hardest factors to handle in homeschooling. But you can do it if you stay in the lead with each student as well as each future student.
I believe the program I have created can solve the problem of how to teach math concepts through play. It provides a clear and progressive framework but also needs the commitment of a parent or teacher to guide, direct and pose the challenges that will create a stimulating, stress free but highly challenging learning environment. Are you ready to make that commitment? If you are you may be as surprised to discover just as I did that learning math can be extremely fulfilling on many levels. I really hope you are interested enough to read my next article as we take a close look at the math model your child will need to play with every day.
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