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 […]
There are two types of writing: writing for content and physical handwriting. In kindergarten, they work on, practice and use both!
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 […]
When I say “Kindergarten readiness” what comes to mind? Knowing letters, some numbers, maybe drawing/coloring or art projects. It’s no secret that kindergarten is much more rigorous than it was 20 years ago, but true kindergarten readiness does seem to be somewhat of a secret. There are two parts: academics AND what’s called social/emotional. In […]
Okay so you don’t need to fully stop saying these things, but you DO need to add in some other verbiage when you say these things, or at least start mixing it up. Why? I’ll break it down below. Kids become whatever we say they are and whatever we repeatedly tell them or however we […]
Every day your kiddo has some iPad time, and every day it’s a struggle to get him/her off of iPad time and onto the next thing. Some days it goes fine, but more often than not it takes a bit of time to transition away from the iPad. This could be for a number of […]