Aileen Schneider January 13, 2021 Kindergarten Worksheet
The reason why poetry is usually learnt by heart at this stage is that kindergarten children are rarely fully proficient in the official language at this stage. They can normally sing it and say repetitive stuff but when it comes to reading there is still some time. Their kindergarten teachers will know this and that is why songs and poems are always a main feature in the education of children. You should borrow the example from them and also start getting your children to recite poems and songs for the kindergarten graduation ceremony.
Sight Word Bingo - This is perhaps the main version of bingo suitable for younger kids. In this case, the bingo cards are printed with words, most often sight words (these are common words that kids must learn to recognize as they can not easily be sounded out - teachers have lists of these, such as the Dolch sight word list). In sight word bingo, the teacher reads out a word, students then look for that word on their bingo card. 3. Phonemic Awareness Bingo - This version of bingo may be too hard for the youngest children, but is a logical next step after sight word bingo. In this case, we go back to use bingo cards with letters, but the teacher reads out words, and the students task is to recognize the sound of the first letter and find the corresponding letter-square on their bingo cards.
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: 1. Give children worksheets appropriate to their level. Give an easy worksheet for a concept immediately after you teach that concept. The worksheets should require a child to think just a little. If a child finds any activity too difficult, give him an easier one. It is important that the child doesnt get frustrated. Remember that different children have greatly varying levels of comprehension and pace of learning. 3. It will help if the worksheets are well-illustrated. Use of cartoon characters would make it more interesting for a child. Encapsulating common situations encountered at home, school, in the market place etc and using common objects known to children would make the worksheets more relevant. 4. Try to supplement each worksheet with a real-life activity. For example after a worksheet on counting, you can ask the child to pick out 3 biscuits and 2 carrots from many. 5. Remember, a child is learning many new things at once. A child of this age has an amazing capacity to learn many new things fast. He can also forget them equally fast. Doing many interesting worksheets with cartoons etc would be fun for him and would help continually reinforce what is learnt.
Kindergarten ABC worksheets should have different activities to help children identify the various letters of the alphabet. The activities may involve very simple things like colouring, ticking, drawing a line to match items etc. Using attractive illustrations and cartoon characters would make it more fun for children. The activities should be graded, i.e initial activities should be very simple and easy (but should be fun with good pictures etc, so as to interest the child); later worksheets may involve a little bit more work. Care should be taken to give children worksheets that they are capable of doing. This involves understanding and monitoring the child continually, since the level of attainment of different children would often be quite different. The worksheet should challenge the child but not overwhelm her. If the worksheet is too easy or too repetitive, it may bore the child and she would not be happy. If the activity is too difficult it would frustrate her and she would not like to take up more sheets. The children should love to do the worksheets; they should not be thrust upon them. Also doing only worksheets alone repeatedly would not be very productive. You should have a range of physical games and activities as well that would reinforce the concepts learnt.
Its not wise to use classical poetry during kindergarten graduation. Classical poetry is not appealing to many people including adults. It is therefore unreasonable to expect that young kindergarten children will be enthusiastic at such an early stage. Kindergarten graduation then calls for the use of local poetry perhaps in the dialect of the family so that you are not overburdening their young minds with very heavy stuff. Those parents who have done this before say that when you let children get involved in the creation of the poetry they tend to be very enthusiastic and it creates an atmosphere of happy informality which is ideal for such kindergarten graduation ceremonies.
The learning should be real-worldly. It is easiest to learn and remember when whatever is learned is immediately applied to a practical, real-life situation. You should use every opportunity to teach and regularly reinforce basic concepts taught, in real-life and in real-time. For instance, during snack-time, if a child is eating a biscuit, you can say - B for biscuit. While waiting for a school van, you can say - V for Van and so on. Whether you are home schooling a child or teaching in a classroom do make the learning a very interactive exercise with lots of educational activities and games. For some ideas on how to involve children in the learning with activities click on the link below:Well designed kindergarten worksheets can be very interesting for children to do and can be very useful in reinforcing basic concepts. Completing the worksheet activity can give children an immense sense of accomplishment.