School Readiness

Below are links to a variety of school readiness resources:     

Free activity ideas for various books (printable):
http://www.unitedwayswmn.org/BTB

Shape Hopscotch:
http://www.housingaforest.com/shape-hopscotch/

Candyland Sight Word Game (printable):
http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2015/08/candyland-sight-word-games.html

Fine Motor Alphabet Mats (printable):
https://thelettersofliteracy.com/counting-bear-fine-motor-alphabet-mats/

Name Recognition Activities:
https://handsonaswegrow.com/35-name-activities-for-preschoolers/

Dental Hygiene:
https://teachingmama.org/15-activities-about-teeth/

Crayola:

Free printable coloring pages:
http://www.crayola.com/featured/free-coloring-pages/

Fun crafts:
http://www.crayola.com/crafts/

Crayola Product Stain Removal Guide:
http://www.crayola.com/support/stain-tips/

Interactive Play Online:
http://pbskids.org/
https://www.abcmouse.com/
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
https://www.funbrain.com/

Outdoor Play Ideas/Activities in southwest Minnesota:
Born Learning Trails located in Cottonwood, Granite Falls, Fulda, Currie, Lake Wilson, Hendricks, Balaton, and Walnut Grove.  A bilingual Trail will be installed in Marshall in spring 2018.  Learn more at this link:  http://www.unitedwayswmn.org/BLT

Camden State Park
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/camden/index.html

Garvin Park
http://www.lyonco.org/departments/public-works/parks-and-fairgrounds/garvin-park/62-camping-picnic

Upper Sioux Agency State Park
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/upper_sioux_agency/index.html

Lac qui Parle State Park
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/lac_qui_parle/index.html

Lake Shetek State Park
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/lake_shetek/index.html

Shetek Environment Learning
https://shetek.org/enviroed/

For Parents:

An excellent website to see what skills your child needs to work on:
www.isyourchildready.com

Provides free tools and resources to families to assist them in making informed choices regarding high-quality care and education opportunities:
www.parentaware.org

Includes literacy apps, A-Z reading topics, tools to help struggling readers, and more:
http://www.readingrockets.org/audience/parents