Parent & Caregiver
Preparing for School:
- Kindergarten Readiness Checklist
A checklist that will give you an idea on what areas your child is doing well in, and where they may need some extra attention.
- Kindergarten ... Here We Come! (pdf)
The items listed in this pamphlet can help identify and reinforce specific areas of kindergarten readiness.
- Preparing Your Child for School Success (pdf)
This booklet contains practice activities for you and your child to do together. The activities are designed to reinforce critical skills your kindergarten child is learning at school.
- STAR Reading Tutoring
Student Tutoring Achievement for Reading (STAR) is designed to be used in one-on-one tutoring with adult volunteers or paraprofessionals as reading practice, not intervention. Lessons enhance classroom instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. Students benefit from increased reading time, targeted practice, and a rewarding reading experience.
- Literacy Center Education Network
Great literacy games as well as print and practice sheets and resources for parents. This site has activities in English, Spanish, French and German.
- PBS Bookfinder
Search for a book by age level or theme.
- Ready! Set! School!
Ready!Set!School! provides activities and resources to help parents prepare their pre-schooler for kindergarten. (en Español)
- Reading Tips for Parents of Preschoolers
Read early and read often. The early years are critical to developing a lifelong love of reading. Here are some tips to help your child become a happy and confident reader. (en Español)
- Reading Readiness Screening Tool
The Get Ready to Read! screening tool for four-year-olds will assess your child's pre-reading skills and provide suggestions for improvements. (en Español)
- Reading Rockets
Here is a lot of great information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
- PBS Early Math
A site that helps nurture development of your child's early math skills.
- PBS Fun and Games
Search for excellent activities and games from PBS.
- Building Literacy Skills Every Day
Quick tips and simple games that can make everyday chores more fun and at the same time support your child's language and literacy skills. (en Español)
- Sesame Street: Parents
Learn how to use the Sesame Street website with your child and reading articles about a wide variety of parenting topics.
- Utah Kids Ready to Read!
Utah State Library's resources for parents and caregivers to help them nurture their children's early literacy skills.
- Child Development Tracker: Literacy from Age 4-5
Learn what to expect of how children this age learning to read.
- Is my Child Ready to enter Kindergarten?
The expectations of children who enter kindergarten can vary from school to school. However, here are some general social and educational guidelines about the skills children should develop by the time they start a kindergarten program.
- Easy Books for Young Children
Suggested book list for young children.
- Rhyme Activities and Tips from the Mother Goose Club
Reading, reciting and singing Mother Goose rhymes are an excellent way to help a preschooler get ready to read.
- Additional Parent and Cargiver Resouces
Visit the UEN Parent and Caregiver Resouces page.