Valentine’s Day is coming soon and if you haven’t heard about it from your child’s Kindergarten teacher, you will soon. Kindergarten children will have a chance to exchange Valentine’s Day cards with each other and they have so much fun doing so. Some sort of a bag or box will be decorated with anticipation of all of the cards that will fill it. Children usually prepare their cards at home and bring them in to pass out to all of their classmates. For some reason every year about half of the parents in my room sign their child’s cards, put them in envelopes and then give the completed cards to their child to distribute. Parents, please buy, or make your cards NOW so that your child has plenty of time to write his/her own name on the cards. This whole card process is a learning experience and your child should be involved every step of the way.
- Your child should be with you when you buy the cards or the materials to make the cards
- Your child should definitely sign his/her own name on EVERY card
- It takes time to write your name on so many cards so a good idea is to do a few every evening until they are all done…but you should start early and not wait until the last minute
- Parents should not sign their child’s name….especially not in cursive, what 5 year old can read that?
- Your child should bring the cards to school when directed to do so
- And lastly your child should NOT bring an unopened box of cards to school and expect the teacher to sit with him/her and open the box and tear apart all of the cards and help your child sign the cards (This happens every year, but maybe with this blog, it won’t happen this year!)
Get those cards early before the selection is gone and have your child start now signing those cards. Better to be done early than waiting to the last minute.