Get tips to prepare your kids for kindergarten

Posted at 8:08 AM, Apr 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-12 13:29:58-04

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What your child needs to know to be ready for kindergarten!
Academic Readiness
Be able to cut out simple shapes.
Know primary/basic colors (blue, red, orange, green, yellow, pink, purple, black, white, brown)
Count to 30 and be able to tell what number comes before or after a given number up to 20.
Identify numbers 1-10 in random order.
Be able to state first and last name when asked.
Identify all letters in first name.
Be able to write first name with first letter upper case and remaining letters lower case.
Decipher between upper and lower case letters.
Know letter names A-Z.
Know most basic letter sounds.
Be able to rhyme words.
Be able to retell a simple story in sequential order.
Use appropriate three finger grasp when using writing instruments such as pencils, crayons, and markers.

Social Readiness
Understand and comply with simple directions (one to two steps)
Adjust own clothing before and after using restroom
Use restroom independently including washing hands

Take off and put on outer clothing
Sit for a story for 5-10 minutes
Ability to clean up after him or herself

Shares materials and toys with other children
Be able to adjust to new situations

Be able to use words to solve problems or conflicts
Use words like please, thank you, and excuse me
Ability to express needs and wants verbally