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Monday, February 18, 2008

Are You Ready for School?

Pearson’s Kindergarten Readiness Checklist
Our partners at Pearson have created a Kindergarten Readiness Checklist that will give you a glimpse of what skills most teachers expect when a child enters school. Print it out, and use it as a reference throughout your child’s preschool journey. We will also be giving you ideas on how to help your child develop these skills in our monthly e-mails, so save the link!

Key Kindergarten Readiness Skills include being able to...

Listen to stories without interrupting
Recognize rhyming sounds
Pay attention for short periods of time to adult-directed tasks
Understand actions have both causes and effects
Show understanding of general times of day
Cut with scissors
Trace basic shapes
Begin to share with others
Start to follow rules
Be able to recognize authority
Manage bathroom needs
Button shirts, pants, coats, and zip up zippers
Begin to control oneself
Separate from parents without being upset
Speak understandably
Talk in complete sentences of five to six words
Look at pictures and then tell stories
Identify rhyming words
Identify the beginning sound of some words
Identify some alphabet letters
Recognize some common sight words like "stop"
Sort similar objects by color, size, and shape
Recognize groups of one, two, three, four, and five objects
Count to ten
Bounce a ball
A second reminder: all children are unique! These are general guidelines for skills that most Kindergarten teachers would like to see children have when they start school. Keep in mind that your child will learn a lot in his first year of school, but if you are still concerned about whether or not your child is ready, talk to your child's pediatrician.

54 comments:

Sherry said...

my friend said the kid must know how to say go toilet and eat before ready for school

Sherry said...

my friend give her children go day care

Sherry said...

she pregnant again so she is tired

Sherry said...

her hubby want 5 kids

Sherry said...

they both young parent

Sherry said...

both still in 20s

Sherry said...

I am sure they can do it

Sherry said...

as long they working

Sherry said...

no money how to go school

Sherry said...

no money can't feed children

Sherry said...

school is important

Sherry said...

they need to know school is good

Sherry said...

not sure how old I go to school

Sherry said...

I dont like it

Sherry said...

I wanted to be with my mom

Sherry said...

school was no fun for me

Sherry said...

teacher only take care rich kids

Sherry said...

its sad to know there is such teacher

Sherry said...

the poor is not bother at all

Sherry said...

so if I got bully by rich kid the teacher blame me

Sherry said...

rich kid have rich parents

Sherry said...

the parents just dont bother if kid is wrong

Sherry said...

rich is not everything

Sherry said...

but now I was told that you need $ to go better school

Sherry said...

you need $ to buy better things

Sherry said...

we always say don't compare but we do

Sherry said...

even we compare things before buying

Sherry said...

you know when I was kid I never like school

Sherry said...

I kept crying so much tell mom

Sherry said...

I told her I just want be with her

Sherry said...

after graduation only I realise school is important

Sherry said...

in school no worry

Sherry said...

in working life there is

Sherry said...

education is important for work

Sherry said...

for better salary paid

Sherry said...

parents protect children like an egg

Sherry said...

if my dad let me work when school holiday I will know how tough work is.. but he did not

Sherry said...

he must be worry of my safety

Sherry said...

school is the place you learn

Sherry said...

some people just run away from school

Sherry said...

some drop out too

Sherry said...

if I can turn back time I will appreciate what school is

Sherry said...

let jea enjoy school

Sherry said...

let her know education she learned belong to her

Sherry said...

tell her education is for her own good

Sherry said...

my friend a drop out blame teacher that she not continue school

Sherry said...

she has no interest to study at all

Sherry said...

all she think about is EAT

Sherry said...

she does not listen to me.

Sherry said...

she only think for herself

Sherry said...

she did not go school and go beach instead

Sherry said...

she is adult but mind is like 10

Sherry said...

she wants to marry rich guy

Sherry said...

I do not think is that easy, because if rich guy you need to be educated as going to meeting and dinner all.