Welcome back to the Kinder Club blog! Each week we will focus on a letter of the alphabet and share fun stories, activities and tips to help reinforce a variety of kindergarten readiness skills.

This week’s letter is Yy!

Y is for yarn, yellow and yo-yo!

Can you trace the letter in the picture above with your finger? Can you write the letter on a piece of paper? Try writing the letter in uppercase and lowercase. Remember uppercase is BIG and lowercase is small.  

Porcupine and Badger are great friends and enjoy helping one another in their daily lives. One brisk fall day, a ball of YARN falls off a peddler’s cart and unravels across a great expanse of the forest. Click on the video below to see what happens in the rest of the story. What did Badger make with the YARN? Do you remember what Porcupine made with the YARN? How did our story end?

Thank you to Albert Whitman and Company for allowing us to share this story with you.

Mrs. K. went searching for things that start with the letter Y. What did she find? Now it’s your turn! What can you find that starts with the letter Y? Where did you look for your items? What is your favorite item that you found today?

If you picked up a Letter of the Week packet from the library, have fun completing this week’s activities and stay tuned for next week’s letter. 

Kindergarten Readiness Tip: Y is for yearly calendar. Did you know each month of the year has a special name? Listen to the Learning Station teach the order of the months through music by clicking on the video below. Do you know what the first month of the year is? What month is your birthday celebrated? Practice learning the names of the months and putting them in order.