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 Mm!
M is for mat, mitten and moon!
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.
Click on the video below to listen to Mrs. K. share a winter favorite about a mitten lost in the snow that helps to keep animals warm on a cold day. What animals were in our story? Do you remember which animal found the mitten? Do you remember the last animal to enter the mitten? What happened?
Mrs. K. went on a letter hunt looking for things that start with the letter M. How many things did she find? Can you name them? How many things can you find? Can you think of any animals that begin with the letter M?
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: M is for math. Number recognition, counting, sorting and measuring are all important concepts to practice for Kindergarten. Try the following activities this week to practice your early math skills:
Try counting to 20. If that is too easy try counting to 30, 40 or 50! Still too easy? Try counting by 10s. 10, 20…
Try sorting items into different groups. Talk about why you selected your items and how you picked their groups.
You don’t always need a measuring tape or ruler to measure things. Practice identifying if something is taller or shorter than YOU.