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Kindergarten Readiness is on every parent's mind almost from the time they bring their child home from the hospital. Luckily there is a few guidelines to help you.
Social and Emotional Skills
~Child can follow 2-3 step directions
~Child can calm themselves when upset
~Child can share, take turns, and help others
~Child can put on his/her own coat
~Child can put on their shoes independently
~Child can go to bathroom independently
~Child can wash hands
~Child can describe their feelings (happy, sad, mad)
~Child can identify & name 10-20 upper & lower case letters.
~Child can identify correct sounds for 10-20 letters
~Child can say the alphabet
~Child can write his/her name and identify the letters.
~Child reads with an adult or listens to a story daily.
~Child knows if words start with the same beginning sound (i.e. cat, cake)
~Child can identify numbers 1-10
~Child knows common shapes (triangle, square, circle, heart etc.)
~Child can count in order number 1-20
~Child can match and sort different shapes
~Child can hold a pencil correctly
~Child can cut with scissors safely
~Child can button, zip, snap clothing
~Child can run, jump, and hop
~Child can kick a ball
Personal Identification Skills:
~Child knows their first and last name
~Child knows their parents names
~Child knows their address and phone number
~Child knows their birthday and age
These are just a FEW general guidelines. For more detailed information regarding kindergarten registration, click on your child's school district!