Make the Most of Free Kindergarten WorksheetsKindergarteners are typically 5 years old and in their first formal year of schooling. Not all areas require enrollment in a kindergarten classroom. Many parents do not feel their 5 year old is ready for school and choose to begin their child’s formal education in first grade. Others are eager to expose their 5 year old to learning in a kindergarten classroom for its academic and social benefits. Regardless of a child’s educational history, printable kindergarten worksheets are a great asset for parents and teachers to act as a child’s primary educator.
If your child is new to learning through printed worksheets, start with some preschool worksheets to warm them up and develop their focusing skills.
First grade schooling is structured and the curriculum is determined before the year starts. If you are worried about your kindergartener keeping up next year, kindergarten worksheets can help your child to develop foundational skills for math, reading, writing, and more. Make the most of your kindergartener's worksheet time by following the suggestions below:
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Preschool and Kindergarten
Colors Recognition Practice
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All children develop as individuals. Parents and caregivers should use the age ratings below as a general guideline, taking the abilities, temperament and interests of their children into account.
- Ages 4-5 Can complete without assistance. Provides practice printing the words of colors.
- Age 3 Can complete with minimal assistance after directions are given.
- Age 2 Introduction to colors -- can complete with adult assistance.
Tracing activities develop a child's control of the small muscles of the hands (fine motor skills) improving hand/eye coordination. Learning shapes and colors allows children to group or classify items -- children develop their ability to make logical connections -- a precursor to both math and language arts.
If an aspect of a project is frustrating to the child, provide assistance - try to keep things fun. Sing songs, read stories or watch shows with a similar theme as the worksheet you choose to supplement the project - again focusing on extra activities that the child enjoys to help keep them motivated.
Take breaks, when necessary. Choose a time of day when you and the child are relaxed. Provide rewards (verbal encouragement, gold stars on "chore chart" checklists or awards for tasks that have been mastered) and change up the rewards when needed. Don't underestimate the "reward value" of one-on-one time with a loved grown up! Ten minutes of "homework time" with daddy after work can become a special ritual for both father and child (at least it did for our family *grin*).
The Shapes recognition worksheets have some colors practice included if you're looking for more practice.
Visit DLTK's Color Buddies for printable crafts, coloring pages, felt board templates, tracer pages and poems to supplement these color recognition worksheets.