Sunday, May 5, 2019

10 Skills Every Child Should Know Before Kindergarten


Are you preparing your child for Kindergarten?


Is your child ready to enter elementary school?

There are some things that teachers want all students to know before entering elementary school. These motor skills, facts, and behavioral skills are necessary for every child to be successful. Go over the checklist with your child to make sure they are ready for their first day! 


10 Skills Every Child Should Know Before Kindergarten

  1. Say Their Name.

  2. Students should be able to say their first and last name when asked by the teacher.
  1. Write Their Name.

  2. Students should be able to write their first name by themselves without the assistance of an adult (teacher). 

  1. Know Letters in Their Name.

  2. Students should know all the letters in their first name. Students should be able to say each letter aloud and write each letter.
  1. Three Finger Grasp. 


Students should use the appropriate 3 finger grasp when writing. Students need to practice writing their name with the 3 finger grasp. 
  1. Make Letter Sounds.

  2. Students should be able to make most letter/sound matches by themselves. For example, a student should be able to hear Alligator and know it starts with A. 
  1. Letters.

  2. Students should be able to identify ALL upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet.  
  1. Count to 30.

  2. Students should be able to count from 1 to 30 in numerical order out loud. 
  1. Identify Numbers.

  2. Students should know the numbers 1 to 10. They should be able to identify any number from 1 to 10 in random order.
  1. Use Finger Counting.

  2. Students should be able to use finger counting to accurately touch count items to ten. 
  1. Know Shapes.

  2. Students should be able to identify specific two dimensional geometry shapes.

These skills are important for your child to be successful in Kindergarten. Be ready for Kindergarten this Fall by preparing this Summer. Review important skills with your child with the Kindergarten Readiness Packet. Just print and practice with your child.

  Skills reviewed tracing and writing.
Reading logs, cover, list of pre-requisites and parent letter.
 Skills reviewed are cutting and fine motor skills. 

Practice with manipulatives.


Your child can be successful in Kindergarten this Fall. Help them be prepared and review the necessary skills that all Kindergarten teachers want their students to know.

All the Best, 

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