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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
There are two types of writing: writing for content and physical handwriting. In kindergarten, they work on, practice and use both!
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 […]
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 […]
How to get your child listening without bribing them We’ve all been there. Your child is not doing what you want (or need) them to do, they’re throwing a fit, and you realllllly just need to get moving. So you tell them “just put your shoes on right now and you can have the iPad […]