10 Kindergarten Readiness Skills Your Child Needs to Have

10 Kindergarten Readiness Skills Your Child Needs to Have

Posted on March 20, 2015 by Michelle Kraus

Kindergarten can be a challenge for both children and parents alike. After all, there are a few skills that your little one needs and teachers expect once school begins.

But, what are these critical skills? 10 of the most common include:

  • Writing – Practice writing letters, particularly those in their name.
  • Letter recognition – Work to help your child recognize certain letters in the alphabet.
  • Beginning sounds – Sound out letters and overemphasize sounds in words.
  • Number recognition and counting – Count snacks and point out numbers you notice throughout the day.
  • Shapes and colors – Shapes and colors are all over! Point them out with your children to help improve recognition.
  • Fine motor skills – Use different writing utensils to keep your child interested in working on their fine motor skills through drawing and coloring!
  • Cutting – Child-safe scissors will help your child learn to cut.
  • Reading readiness – Run your finger along each word as you read and play rhyming games to help them sound out words.
  • Paying attention and following directions – Give your child simple directions and give rewards when followed properly.
  • Social skills – Allow your child to interact with other children and express their feelings regularly.

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Filed Under: Early Childhood Education, Kindegarten Readiness, Preschool