Your baby is growing up and getting ready to start kindergarten. Before he heads out the door, you will want to make sure that he is ready to begin his formal education. Being ready requires more than knowing the alphabet and showing up for school. Having solid social skills will make for an easier transition.
Here are five blog posts listing various types of readiness checklists that you can use with your child to make sure that he is ready for school. Don’t worry if he doesn’t do everything perfectly. Look at these checklists early so that you can work on the skills during the summer months.
- A Kindergarten Readiness Check List
- Kindergarten Readiness & School Skills Checklist
- Kindergarten Readiness Checklist and More
- Kindergarten Readiness Checklist
- Kindergarten Readiness: How to Know if Your Child is Ready to Go
While a child may be old enough to attend school he might not be socially ready. If your child clings to your leg when faced with a stranger or refuses to be left with a sitter, resolving these issues before he starts school is important. These five blog entries will explain way.
- How to Know Your Child is Ready for Kindergarten
- Hispanic Preschoolers Show Strong Social Skills, Literacy Lags
- Reach Higher: Kindergarten Readiness
- Kindergarten Readiness Activities: Social Skills
- Kindergarten Readiness: Are Shy Kids at an Academic Disadvantage?
Does your child know his numbers? If he can count items in a bowl or on the table and if he has the ability to pick up small items and move them around he’s probably ready for kindergarten math. These five blog posts will provide more math readiness tips.
- Flash Cards and Kindergarten Readiness
- Kindergarten Readiness Rocks! 1 to 1 Correspondence
- Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Adds More Math
- New Math Activity Calendar: August is Kindergarten Readiness Month
- Kindergarten Math Readiness & The Cardinal Principle
Children should be able to communicate with the teacher and others as well as understand what is being taught or explained to them. Language skills can include knowing the alphabet and recognizing letters on the page, but they are not limited to just that.
- Parents’ Guide to Early Brain Development and Kindergarten Readiness
- Kindergarten Readiness– Enroll or Wait?
- Kindergarten Readiness Skills
- School Readiness, Early Achievement , and the Role of English Language Proficiency for Children in Low-Income Immigrant Families
- Play Contributes to School Readiness
Here are some activities that these five bloggers have put together to help your child get ready for kindergarten. Kids will most likely enjoy these activities and not even realize they are getting ready to go to school. Encourage your child to use their creativity as you do these activities together.
- Some Handy Ideas for Kindergarten Readiness: Painting
- Fun Number Writing Activities
- Farah Lokey MD Discusses Kindergarten Readiness and How to Prime your Child for a Successful Admission to School
- Reading is Most Important Activity
- Kindergarten Readiness Playgroup & Summer Practice Handouts
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