For many kinders across Canada, this fall will look very different from traditional return to school plans. From homeschooling, to social distancing Covid measures in schools, to remote teaching, it will be a year of learning, with many opportunities and challenges as we learn and grow together.
In order to help with this transition, we have compiled some handy resources and booklists to help spark curiosity, and lifelong learning!
- Prepare Your Child for Reading
Talk, sing, read, write, play
- Scholastic’s Guide to Kindergarten
“It’s an exciting transition as young learners blend the playing, singing, and craft-making from preschool with more writing, reading, and math lessons…”
- What Makes a Good Kindergarten?
“Kindergarten provides your child with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and study skills that he will use throughout his schooling….”
- OCDSB Getting Ready for Kindergarten
‘read, talk with and listen to, encourage, recognize, discover, develop, routine, help, prepare….’
- The Government of Ontario: The Kindergarten program (2016)
Goals include establishing a foundation for learning, learning through play and inquiry, nurture competencies, and commence upon lifelong learning….
- The Government of Ontario Guide to Reopening Ontario’s Schools
Information for the safe reopening of schools for 2020/2021
- I'm thinking about homeschooling my children. What do I need to know?
- The Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents- Homeschooling FAQ
And remember, “Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some” (Fulghum, 1990, from All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten)