Ready for Kindergarten

For parents, caregivers, and teachers, there is always that big question when a child is getting into the final years of his preschool experience.

Will my child be ready for Kindergarten?

Ready for Kindergarten! by Deborah J. Stewart is a book that is designed to give you (as a parent) the tools and insight you need to help your child prepare for kindergarten. Ready for Kindergarten! offers simple to follow guidance and tips for where to focus your energy, how to support the learning that naturally takes place, and how to make the most of your child’s pre-kindergarten year.

Ready for Kindergarten

Inside the pages of this book you will discover…

  • The importance of Building Strength from Fingers to Toes and helpful tips making sure your child is developing the large motor and fine motor strength and control needed to be ready for kindergarten.
  • How to foster your child’s Confidence as You Go so that your child will enter kindergarten feeling secure in his ability to learn and make friends and be a good decision-maker along the way.
  • And finally, you will be guided through the things your child should know in the core content areas of academic learning and how to help your child master skills through natural, everyday, play experiences.

Did you know that your child needs to be “Back Pack Savvy?” As you read along, Ready for Kindergarten will give you the inside scoop on how to help your child be back pack savvy as well as other easy to overlook skills for helping your child prepare for kindergarten success!

Ready For Kindergarten by Deborah J. Stewart : Available on Amazon Now


Who will benefit from Ready for Kindergarten!?

Parents of preschool and prekindergarten age children will find this book insightful and helpful whether it is to promote learning at home or to support and understand the types of learning taking place in the preschool or prekindergarten classroom.

Preschool and Prekindergarten Age Teachers will find this book to be a wonderful resource not only for themselves but to give as a gift for their parents or to add as a parent resource in the classroom.

Grandparents of preschool and prekindergarten age children will find this book to be a terrific gift to share with their grown children and as a valued resource for catching up on the current trends in kindergarten readiness.

Administrators of  Child Care Programs and Preschools will find this book to come in handy the next time a parent is asking that question “What else can I be doing to help my child prepare for kindergarten?”

Nannies and other Childcare Givers are often asked to provide additional support for helping young children prepare for kindergarten and this book will give new insight and tools to meet that call for action.

A sneak peak from inside the pages of Ready for Kindergarten!

Here is a sneak peak at how this book is organized to help you in the process of helping your child get ready for kindergarten…

Ready for Kindergarten is  divided up into easy to find topics so that you can go back to any topic as needed. Along with each topic, you will find the following sections…

What Your Child Should Know: In this section, you will be given an overview of the developmental skills your child should have a good grasp of before heading off to kindergarten.

How You Can Help: In this section, I’ll give you tips and suggestions on how you can help your child master the developmental skills.

Review, Revise, Revisit: In this section, we’ll discuss simple ways you can figure out how your child is doing. As you review your child’s progress, you will want to revise your plans and activities to fit your child’s interests and abilities. Then revisit the activities to give your child additional opportunities to build new knowledge and to develop new skills.

 Ready for Kindergarten! is available now!

Click on the book below to read more details and to learn more about how to get your copy of my new book from Amazon

A brand new book with a brand new look at getting ready for kindergarten! Order your copy today!


Posts to read more about Ready for Kindergarten!

Ready for Kindergarten: Author Notes on Prekandksharing

Ready for Kindergarten! on Fox Morning News

Ready for Kindergarten blogger book study

Blog Book Study Participants

The following bloggers are participating in our blog book study. I will updates to each blog post as they go live during the month of August and September. To view the blog book study linky, see below!

August Participants

September Participants

See the Ready for Kindergarten Book Study Linky below!

The journey through kindergarten readiness is illustrated by each blogger in our linky below.  If you would like to join our book study, just order your copy of Ready for Kindergarten and illustrate one topic within the book for our readers. Be sure to add a link in your blog post back to this post!

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1 MIRIAM FERNANDEZ BORASO May 23, 2013 at 8:42 pm

hello deb! I’m an Argentinian English Teacher and I wanna get /order one copy of your new book “Ready for kindergarten” DO YOU HAVE A PDF VERSION OR CAN U SEND ME A COPY BY EMAIL? if you can’t HOW CAN I GET A COPY?


2 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 23, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Hi Miriam,
I don’t have a copy I can send at this time. The book hasn’t actually been released to the public yet or to me!! LOL!


3 sheetal sarda August 2, 2013 at 10:11 pm

i d0 want a ecopy of this book….as residing in india n very much inspired by u.Soon going to start a kinder garden here…


4 Michelle Downey August 6, 2013 at 8:12 am

Hi Deborah,

I LOVE YOUR BLOG! I read it almost daily and have employed several of your activities with both my three and four-year-old daughters. I also have really enjoyed your summer of blogging about your grandson. My youngest is one-year-old and it has been interesting watching your grandson and my daughter growing up together. Regarding your new book…I cannot wait to read it as my four-year-old will be starting kindergarten in a hybrid-school (two days in school and three days home) next school year. It is VERY IMPORTANT that I know some practical tactics for preparing her for kindergarten and beyond. Your website mentioned the importance of having your kids be “backpack savvy” and those tools along with learning to raise your hand before speaking and other classroom conduct skills are difficult, but necessary, to teach when we are homeschooling. Thank you for your insight and guidance.

Blessings on your work,


5 Louise Bacque August 6, 2013 at 2:11 pm

This is the best newsletter I received about early childhood education and activities. Keep up the good work and hope to win your book


6 Evelyn August 6, 2013 at 3:53 pm

I really like this statement: “As you invest time now in supporting and enhancing what your child is learning in preschool, you will be developing the critical practice of being an involved parent in your child’s education both now and in the years to come.” So many parents need to be reminded that they are the biggest educators of their children! Wishing you much success with the book – and thanks for your blog! I’d love to win a copy of the book!


7 Betty Welu August 10, 2013 at 2:38 pm

After reading about the book and its contents, I feel that it would be a great resource for me to use with parents in helping them prepare their child for kindergarten. I am a early childhood special education teacher for Dubuque Community School District. I write a weekly newsletter, where I share information with my parents about the activities that the children are doing in preschool or will be doing during the next week. This book would give me additional information and suggestions to share with parents who are eager to help their child prepare for kindergarten. Reading this book and acquiring information from the Blog Book Study will be an exciting opportunity. I especially like the section about developing children’s independence to do thing for themselves! i strongly advocate for these skills!


8 Kennedy Onyango October 7, 2013 at 3:09 am

Hi Deborah,

I live and teach children in rural Kenya, East Africa. I am inspired by your book.Can I get a PDF copy?


9 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. November 12, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Hi Kennedy,
Unfortunately, I don’t have a copy of the book in PDF form I can send to you. I am so sorry about that!


10 jaynalyn nicolas October 24, 2013 at 5:21 am

i found out that this website is very beneficial in effective teaching for preschoolers here at Philippines!!! it develops all the domains in the learning process of my pupils… i will try to do some of the activities featured in your website!!!how i wish i could have one of your available books… GOD BLESS!!:-)


11 UMMAN January 1, 2014 at 10:51 am

I”m UMMAN from Turkey. I’m the manager kindergarten.
I’m investigating various projects for children in preschool.So domestic and overseas ,I’m looking at various kindergartens site.If you have project for pre-school, I want to get information about them.
In addition, I wonder how your pre-school education program.
For you also, if appropriate, please share them with us?
In addition,this is our site,you can visit


12 Shakira April 9, 2014 at 2:59 am

Hi Deborah
I have a son who’s four years old and quite shy in his kindergarten class so much so that he does not talk to his teacher not peers but does his work beautifully except won’t speak or answer his teacher.
I have read the article in shy kids but I was hoping you could give more advice on how tge teacher can help him.
I have spoken to her but she is not skilled enough to engage him.
I also don’t want him to be forced to answer.
So knowing this the teacher does not force him but I feel he needs a teacher who can help him lovingly.
This is why I am appealing to you to recommend kindergartens in New Jersey where there are teachers who can help and are equipped to help shy kids lovingly because I will be possibly making a move there for three to six months this September.
Hope you can help me,
Thank you


13 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 2, 2014 at 11:12 am

Hi Shakira,
I certainly hope you find the right placed for your son. I wish I could make recommendations for you but since I am not from that area, I am unable to do so.



14 Amy Joley May 14, 2014 at 8:57 pm

I have many parents of my students for next year asking me what they should be doing to get their child ready for 4K. Do you have a list of ideas you send to those parents of preschool readiness skills to work on?


15 Flordeliza Badua May 14, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Hi Deb! I’m a preschool teacher in the Philippines and I’ve been teaching little children for 20 years now. I admire your rich ideas and I’m proud to say I’ve applied some of them in my class. Ihey were so amazing and student centered. I also want to explore and apply my expertise to other children. I’m interested to teach outside the country. I can be a tutor,teacher and a nanny as well. The length of time i’d been in preschool teaching would somehow gauge how efficient,patient and loving am I to preschool children. I hope to hear from you good news soon. Thank you. Pls. contact me in this number if ever 09483518443. More Power!


16 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 14, 2014 at 11:46 pm

Hi Flordeliza,
I love your dedication to teaching young children. I wish you the very best as you continue to seek new opportunities. Of course, being a preschool teacher myself, I really don’t have more to offer you than my simple blog here. My best! Deborah


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