Todd’s Note: The best teachers I work with know the value of role playing. Kids need context, examples and modeling. When you role play, you can provide this for them. This article provides some scenarios that you can role play with your child before entering Kindergarten. I feel that some of these scenarios would be good for even First or Second graders. After you read this article, you might be interested in this one as you get your child ready for the new year!
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Recently, I have had a couple of interactions with others where I just didn’t understand where they were coming from. They started talking and sharing a situation, but I needed background info. and needed them to backup to understand what they were talking about. I like to see the big picture and then narrow in on the subject. But not everyone is like that. It got me to thinking about teaching preparedness skills. You might not be a classroom teacher, but you might need to teach skills one day.
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In a recent Prepper Website poll, “Which one word/phrase best describes your “type” of Preparedness the best,” 18% of those that responded (2nd most) considered themselves “newbie preppers.” This is not surprising since many people are “waking up” to how fragile our society has become.
But living a life of preparedness, much less getting started, can be overwhelming. Sometimes you just need to know where to start. This is a list of things you can do right now to get started. Most of these suggestions will cost you nothing. Some of these suggestions [...]
Reading is the foundation of all learning. But before you can run, you need to learn to stand and walk. Letter recognition is the foundation of the foundation.
Kindergarten used to be the place where students learned all this, if parents weren’t working with their kids before hand. However, if students enter Kindergarten without these skills, they will already be behind. Students in Kindergarten are reading by the second semester.
You can read more about the reading process in my free ebook – Education After the Collapse. But you can also get some good advice in the article below.
In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. – Eric Hoffer
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