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Second Year of Kindergarten post

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As a parent of a child who has had to repeat a grade, it can be a tough issue to tackle. Children’s books on this topic are hard to find. So when I heard of Rebecca Eisenberg’s new book, My Second Year of Kindergarten, I knew it was something I wanted to share with all of you. I’m so very grateful she sent me a free copy to preview and share my thoughts on with you.

So what do you do when you find out your child has to repeat Kindergarten because they just aren’t ready to head on to First Grade? My Second Year of Kindergarten speaks to children on their level and points out all the bonuses of repeating a year so they can further develop. At the back of the book are tips parents can use to talk with their children about this. The author also has a Reader’s Guide that you can download to further help children prep.
  • Remember that this is not a failure on you or your child’s part. Sometimes kiddos just need a little bit more time to grow and develop before they’re ready to move on in today’s fast-paced educational system. Some flowers just need more time to bloom.
  • Talk with your child about the benefits of this opportunity. They get to meet new friends, learn and practice their skills, and have another year get better at the basics.
  • Don’t shame. There is going to be enough of that on your child’s part within themselves. Instead, encourage them to be the best they can be.
  • Remember that hold backs aren’t always academically related. Sometimes they are based on the individual child’s social development. These skills can be developed through social interactions with other children, practicing peer scenarios, and through parent modeling of proper social skills.
  • Reference and utilize the resources in the My Second Year of Kindergarten Reader’s Guide here.
In today’s educational system model, there is a lot of prep that parents have to do to get their kiddos ready successful in Kindergarten. So I thought I’d put together a 4 month calendar of activities that parents can do with their children to prepare them for kindergarten… Whether it’s the first or second time around. Check back in soon for an ebook full of ideas for parents to prepare their children for kindergarten.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Andie Jaye

Andie Jaye is a former preschool teacher turned stay-at-home mom of 3 kiddos. Her blog, Do.Play.Learn., (formerly named Crayon Freckles), focuses on creative learning and play ideas, as well as parenting topics. Andie strives to be honest in her approach and experiences in parenting to let other moms know that they are not alone in their struggle. In her free time, she writes children’s books in hopes of publishing someday.

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