Writing is a huge focus of the kindergarten experience. In Pre-K Academy, your child is developing fine-motor and gross-motor skills to build the muscles they need to become experienced writers. We give your child prompts that allow their imaginations to run wild and create a story to express themselves and share with you.
We have given you a journal to use at home as well. Give your child open-ended questions that require more than just a “yes” or “no” response. Let them tell you a story. If they are just beginning to write, you may need to write the words in their journal for them. Use a yellow or other light colored marker and have them trace the letters to practice their emergent writing skills.
How can we use journals at home?
Go Outside: Take your Pre-K Academy journal outside. Talk about the smells, the sights, and the sounds that you hear.
Blueprints: This month your child is focusing on their community. Have them build with blocks or boxes and draw the “blueprint” in their journal. Ask them what they built? Who works/lives there?
What do you want to be when you grow up?: “What do you think you will look like in 20 years?” “What will your job be?” “Where will you live?” Ask your child these questions and let them tell you a story.