Need to prepare your kid for the start of school? Check out these free printable worksheets for 1st graders to sharpen or review their skills at home!
The first year of school is always the toughest for kids, because it’s a huge transition for their development. From routines to relationships to self-sufficiency, there’s definitely a lot of pressure and changes when entering 1st grade! I think it’s always helpful to introduce your kids to the concepts and activities they might work on at school to give them a head-start. It’s a way to help your little ones ease into the school year! That’s why I designed these free printable worksheets for 1st graders as a fun activity you can do with your kids at home.
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Hello! My name is Linda from tortagialla.com and I’m a creative mama who loves designing and sharing digital printables. I’ve created this educational printable to help your kids with some fun 1st grade topics. You can give them a head-start in school or help them review concepts at home.
When you download the free PDF, you’ll notice that there are a variety of worksheets in telling time, math and writing. Some pages can be completed solo, but others are very much intended to be a parent-child activity to complete together. Remember that you can turn educational activities into fun and engaging games! It’s an easy way to spend some quality time together!
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Tips on Using Educational Worksheets
Whether you are printing out these free printable worksheets for 1st graders or the many other educational worksheets we have posted, here are few tips to help you out.
Printing at Home
When printing digital printables at home, remember to always check your print preview, so that there are no surprises after clicking print. You always want to check the paper size and other print settings to get the best print-out. I suggest printing on regular copy paper in draft mode if your printer has that setting available. That option saves ink and usually your kids will have no problems seeing the designs and tracing over the lines anyway.
As with all digital printables, remember you can always print out as many copies as your need! So don’t hesitate to revisit worksheets over and over again throughout the year.
Making it a Game or Challenge
So now that you have the free printable worksheets for 1st graders PDF downloaded and printed, how can you get your kids interested? I’ve always been a big fan of making everything a game or challenge. It’s a little mind trick that transforms any chore into a much more interesting activity.
If your kid is motivated by challenges and rewards, you can set some goals with little rewards for finishing the worksheets. If you kid enjoys gameplay, be sure to present the worksheets as a fun activity that you can fill out together for some fun times together. Oftentimes, it makes a difference how you present the activity to your kid – because it’s not boring homework, but rather a cool worksheet we can fill out and then paint over perhaps!
Spending Quality Time Together
This leads me to the topic of reminding all us parents to spend even just 15 minutes of uninterrupted and full attention time with your kid using one of these worksheets. It might not seem like much, but the act of completing a worksheet together really makes a difference. You will notice that there are a variety of worksheet topics and there are versions that can be filled in together or with free writing spaces.
Even when your kids are at school, their teachers are giving them full attention while educating them, so we should do no less at home. Try to make the time to work through some worksheets together, rather than always using these as a distraction tool because you need to do something else. There is a time and place for both situations of course!
I hope it helps to share this thought, because it’s a reminder I need to tell myself as well. I often using printables to keep my kids busy, so that I have time to complete chores. But that shouldn’t be the only option. Even the simple action of rolling a die and completing some addition problems together can be fun and engaging for your kid. So try it out together!
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So, I really hope you can make use of these free printable worksheets for 1st graders. Digital printables are an easy and budget friendly way to spend educational and engaging time with your kids.
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