School Readiness

Below are links to a variety of school readiness resources:     

 

Free activity ideas for various books (printable):

http://www.unitedwayswmn.org/BTB

 

Shape Hopscotch:

http://www.housingaforest.com/shape-hopscotch/

 

Candyland Sight Word Game (printable):

http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2015/08/candyland-sight-word-games.html

 

Fine Motor Alphabet Mats (printable):

https://thelettersofliteracy.com/counting-bear-fine-motor-alphabet-mats/

 

Name Recognition Activities:

https://handsonaswegrow.com/35-name-activities-for-preschoolers/

 

Dental Hygiene:

https://teachingmama.org/15-activities-about-teeth/

 

Crayola:

Free printable coloring pages

http://www.crayola.com/featured/free-coloring-pages/

 

Fun crafts

http://www.crayola.com/crafts/

 

Crayola Product Stain Removal Guide

http://www.crayola.com/support/stain-tips/

 

Interactive Play Online:

http://pbskids.org/

https://www.abcmouse.com/

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

https://www.funbrain.com/

 

Outdoor Play Ideas/Activities in Southwest Minnesota:

Born Learning Trails located in Cottonwood, Granite Falls, Fulda, Currie, Lake Wilson, Hendricks, Balaton, and Walnut Grove.  A bilingual Trail will be installed in Marshall in spring 2018.  Learn more at this link:

http://www.unitedwayswmn.org/BLT

 

Camden State Park

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/camden/index.html

 

Garvin Park

http://www.lyonco.org/departments/public-works/parks-and-fairgrounds/garvin-park/62-camping-picnic

 

Upper Sioux Agency State Park

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/upper_sioux_agency/index.html

 

Lac qui Parle State Park

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/lac_qui_parle/index.html

 

Lake Shetek State Park

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/lake_shetek/index.html

 

Shetek Environment Learning

https://shetek.org/enviroed/

 

For Parents:

An excellent website to see what skills your child needs to work on:

www.isyourchildready.com

 

Provides free tools and resources to families to assist them in making informed choices regarding high-quality care and education opportunities:

www.parentaware.org

 

Includes literacy apps, A-Z reading topics, tools to help struggling readers, and more:

http://www.readingrockets.org/audience/parents