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Kindergarten readiness: a handbook for parents
Carlie Painter (author)Andrew Kitchenham (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia (Degree granting institution)
Master of Education (MEd)
Parents of children entering Kindergarten are anxious and eager to help their children prepare for this major milestone in life, however many are unapprised of the best methods to assist. They focus heavily on academic preparedness such as reading, writing, and mathematics, and do not consider preparing their children socially, emotionally, and physically. This project describes my development of a Kindergarten readiness handbook for parents, applying my personal experience as a Kindergarten teacher as well as qualitative content analysis to analyze the literature on early learning and other parent handbooks and resources. The handbook deals with five domains of Kindergarten readiness: social-emotional development, motor skills development, language and literacy development, self-care, and family and school partnerships. Along with information about these four domains, the handbook offers suggestions and strategies for parents to support their children with the transition to Kindergarten. This easy-to-understand handbook offers parents a concreate resource to help guide their children's journey to formal schooling. --Leaf ii.
The original print copy of this thesis may be available here: http://wizard.unbc.ca/record=b2006888
Readiness for school -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.Parenting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.Kindergarten -- Parent participation.