your secret to kindergarten success

clarifying kindergarten readiness and equipping parents & kids for a strong kindergarten year

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to support my immune system Between my supplement + low-tox living obsession and having taught kindergarten for 6 years, I’m often getting asked this one question: what do you do to support your immune system?? I do 3 things every day to support my immunity: Prioritize sleep Support my gut Consume vitamins & minerals through […]

Clean Living, Teacher Tips

October 19, 2022

I do these 3 things daily

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As a teacher, I often heard parents using academics as a form of discipline without realizing it AND without realizing the unintentional negative side effects. We tend to think “the more the better” …

Kindergarten Readiness

July 19, 2022

Discipline and school work

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Kindergarten readiness is quite a hot topic. There are various “checklists” and lots of articles that talk about “emotional regulation” and none tell parents what really counts for kindergarten readiness and how to tackle it. Since kindergarten readiness is so commonly misunderstood, we’re diving into a few common myths.  If your child knows all their […]

Kindergarten Readiness

July 13, 2022

3 myths about kindergarten readiness

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Summer as a parent is amazing because you get so much more time with your kids, and it’s also exhausting because … you have so much more time with your kids.

Kindergarten Readiness

July 6, 2022

Quiet time with kids

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What is Kinder with Mackenzie My mission is to clarify kindergarten readiness and equip both parents and kids for a strong kindergarten year. Kindergarten is a rigorous year now, so it’s especially important to send your littles into the year with a strong foundation. Most people are told that knowing all of their abc’s is […]

Kindergarten Readiness, Uncategorized

June 30, 2022

Kindergarten Readiness with Kinder With Mackenzie

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Perfect during a busy time of year You’re tired, they’re tired, everyone’s over it (everything) and you’d love for your kids to do something on their own. The end of the school year is always a busy time, and everyone could definitely use a break! Below are three “games” your kids can play on their […]

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June 7, 2022

3 games your littles can play without you

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Getting through those tantrums and meltdowns It’s the final week(s) of school and your preschooler or kindergartener is melting down on a MUCH more regular basis than usual. There are more (dumb) arguments, more talking back, more tears, less compliance and your patience is running very thin. Sound familiar? I feel like I say this […]

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May 25, 2022

End of the school year parenting survival

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There are two types of writing: writing for content and physical handwriting. In kindergarten, they work on, practice and use both!

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May 17, 2022

3 ways to support your kindergartener’s writing skills

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Okay, to be fully transparent I have this gut feeling I’m giving away a teacher secret… BUT I think it’s just there because I’ve spent so much time in the teacher world, and now I’m in a different world. I’m now in the world where I get to do things the way that makes the […]

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May 10, 2022

How to teach your kindergartener sight words

sight words flashcard

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Reading is a big topic of conversation when your kids are in kindergarten and elementary school. When should they be reading? When should I be worried? Does my child learn everything they need to know at school? What if they finish kindergarten are they still aren’t reading?  First, take a big inhale – hold for […]

Kindergarten Readiness

May 3, 2022

When *should* my child start reading?

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