33 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

33 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

WOW - I was surprised at some of this stuff that it says kids should know before Kindergarten. 33 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten: A Printable List!wish we could give to parents at K Round Up.

10 Rhymes for Babies and Toddlers to get them learning language, counting, active and animal noises.

10 Nursery Rhymes to sing with Babies and Toddlers

10 Nursery Rhymes For Babies & Tots: Learn Language, Counting, Active & Animal Noises.

"The Treasure Basket" - Heuristic play is the activity of babies playing with objects from the real world.

Article about creating treasure baskets for young ones, like Montessori infant treasure baskets, using real objects and no plastic.

Activities for Infants - With babies, playing games is fun and beneficial. From building motor and sensory skills to prepping them for preschool, baby games set the stage for a lifetime of learning. Read on for twists on classic baby games, and discover new activities for your little one.

Activities for Infants - With babies, playing games is fun and beneficial. From building motor and sensory skills to prepping them for preschool, baby games set the stage for a lifetime of learning.

9 ways to help your kids learn to read (and love it). Great article

Teach Your Child To Read Tips - Early literacy strategies that parents can do at home to build skilled readers. - TEACH YOUR CHILD TO READ and Enable Your Child to Become a Fast and Fluent Reader!

...So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!  I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.

Where is the mother whose house is so shocking? She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Mother, oh mother, come shake out your cloth!  Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,  Hang out the washing and butter the bread,  Sew on a button and make up a bed.  Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?  She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking!  ...  Oh, cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,  But children grow up, as I've learned to my sorrow.  So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust, go to sleep.  I'm rocking my baby. Babies don't keep.

The story behind Ruth Hulburt Hamilton and her poem "Song for a Fifth Child" with the famous "babies don't keep" line with the full poem in its original form

Love this poem.. and love rocking my babies :)

Love this poem. I have thought of it several times, when rocking my kids and grand kids.

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes  by Mem Fox - Hardcover - It's time for your little one to learn where their fingers and toes are! This collaborative effort from Fox and Oxenbury shows how babies from all over the world have one thing in common, "ten little finger and ten little toes." The pictures are done with water color and use soft colors to depict realistic looking babies smiling, giggling, hugging, and even sucking on their fingers.

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes - Mem Fox/Helen Oxenbury

Playing with Babies

7 Ways to Get Dad Involved with Baby! Figuring out responsibilities and relationship roles when a baby arrives can be difficult but these great tips makes the transition easy and simple!

Simple Six products are more than cute clothes!  They put out a message all parents need to hear!

Simple Six products are more than cute clothes! They put out a message all parents need to hear!

Simple Six products are more than cute clothes!  They put out a message all parents need to hear!

Simple Six products are more than cute clothes! They put out a message all parents need to hear!

A study says that babies should hear at least 9 million words before age 3!  This is a great story about the importance of talking with babies, toddlers and young children.  While you don't need the techno-savvy gadget for recording your interactions, it is important to know that your child needs to hear about 17,000 words each day -- that's a lot of talking!

Texas Medicaid cuts leave special needs kids without therapy

Read, Rock, Play, Talk, Sing, Smile With Me!  That's the Simple Six!

Great for all parents & gifts for new parents!

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