15 Things Your Child Should Know for Kindergarten…
- Say his or her first and last name when asked.
- Recognize and correctly write his or her name. Lowercase letters are highly encouraged.
- When looking at a book, your child should hold the book correctly, turn the pages correctly, and tell what is happening in the pictures.
- Identify colors in the basic box of 8 crayons.
- Count to 20.
- Use a correct pencil and scissor grip.
- Ask for help when he or she needs it.
- Use the restroom independently, including washing hands and fastening pants. Children should be potty trained coming into kindergarten. NO DIAPERS OR PULL UPS.
- Identify shapes: circle, triangle, rectangle and square.
- Be able to sit and listen to a story attentively.
- Make predictions about what will happen next in a story.
- Practice writing letters using correct letter formation on blank paper.
- Count sets of objects to 10.
- Draw a picture and use it to tell a story to an adult.
- Practice saying words that rhyme.