Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Walk into the home of a preschooler, or onto a playground filled with 4-5 year olds, and you're destined to hear moms talk about whether or not their child is ready for kindergarten. I just stumbled on a bucketload of resources for those moms!! (Okay, I'm one too - I have a 5yr old headed to kindergarten in the fall). Check out this list of practical resources from

Here are some of the articles that you will find there:
Transitioning to Kindergarten
Teachers' Ratings of Important Qualities for Kindergarten Readiness
Child Development Tracker: Literacy From Age 4 to 5
Young Children's Emotional Development and School Readiness
80 Skills That Help Ease the Transition to Kindergarten
Redshirting: What's It All About?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann thanks for sharing these resources with your readers. Both my boys have birthdays close to the cutoff date and we really struggled with the decision of whether to send them when they were eligible or wait a year. These articles helped me a lot (along with talking to preschool teachers and trusting my gut!). I hope they help your readers too.

I love your blog and can't wait to spend more time here exploring!

Kat (

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