Preparing For Kindergarten

Limestone Learning Foundation
It is time for your student's entry into school. This is a fun and exciting time for both you and your student. It is a time when you want to be able to provide your student with the best experience possible.

Here are some helpful hints that can help make that entry into Kindergarten a wonderful experience:
  • Read and share books with your student, talking about the way we hold books, turn the pages and look at books from left to right; talk about the ideas and information in the stories you read.
  • Help them develop their language skills by having them talk in full sentences as they tell you about things they do, describe things, and share experiences.
  • Provide opportunities for children to practise buttoning, doing zippers, drawing, cutting, and tying shoelaces to develop fine motor skills.
  • Ensure they can use the bathroom independently and wash their hands.
  • Practise dressing for outdoor play. Clothes that are easy to put on and fasten, take off and don’t restrict movement will be the most comfortable for your student.
  • Help your student learn and follow routines by establishing consistent routines for putting away toys, hanging up outdoor clothing, etc.
  • Provide opportunities for your student to develop ball handling, skipping, hopping and jumping skills.
  • Purchase easy-to-open lunch containers and practise opening and closing lunch boxes and snack containers before your student starts school.
  • Help them identify their name in print.
  • Currently in Limestone, masking is encouraged for students in Kindergarten. Families should provide their students with non-medical or cloth masks. LDSB works closely with our partners at KFL&A Public Health and follows provincial health and safety protocols to ensure the safety of students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information on COVID-19 school protocols can be found on the LDSB website.

 

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.