Is your little one starting Kindergarten in the Fall? You've come to the right place! On this page you'll find resources, videos, and activity ideas all dedicated to helping parents develop school readiness skills in their children to prepare them for their next learning adventure.
Why is Literacy and Numeracy an important topic for parents to be educated about?
If we as parents understand what literacy and numeracy skills are then we can better support our children in their transition into kindergarten and increase their success in school. These skills are part of your child’s journey to school, but more importantly to lifetime learning and achievement. The downloadable PDFs below outline what literacy and numeracy skills are and how you can incorporate them into every day activities and play for your children.
In this video, Mary Ann Avey, RECE and EarlyON Oxford Coordinator, discusses different areas/focuses of play, what children can learn from those from those areas of play, and how you can incorporate them at home.
Take a look at some of the resources and videos below that delve deeper into what self-regulation is and how we as parents can help our children develop strategies to self-regulate in times of stress throughout their lives.
In this video, Sherri Tamburri, RECE discusses self-regulation and resiliency for children heading to kindergarten in the fall!
In this video from Childinü Oxford, Brittany discusses stressors for children in their early years and strategies for how you can help them work through it.
Self-Regulation - Sources of Stress in Young Children - From the Government of Ontario
Chıldınü Oxford provides support to families with children with diverse needs, up to age twelve throughout Oxford County’s Licensed Early Learning Programs.
A website for parents with resources and information on nurturing resilience in children throughout their lives.
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Why is Healthy Me & Colour Recognition an important topic for parents to be educated about?
If we as parents understand what to do to create healthy lifestyles, then we can better support our children now and in their future, not just in their transition into kindergarten and school success. These skills are part of your child’s journey to school, but more importantly to a lifetime of healthy choices.
In this video, Mary Ann, RECE & EarlyON Oxford Coordinator discusses what you can do at home during play or your daily routines to encourage healthy lifestyle choices and develop colour recognition for your little ones.
Join Angie, Dietician from Oxford Community Health Centre for a presentation on Kinder-nutrition and healthy food choices for going back to school in the fall.
Play-based learning is a fun way for children to learn while playing. Supporting your child in play can help them learn. Allowing the child ample time to explore and engage in the environment around them as well as engaging in play with them while they play is how they learn. Check out the video and resources below for more about play-based learning and how you can incorporate it at home.