Pre-K and Kindergarten Readiness

Pre-K and Kindergarten Readiness

Pre-Kindergarten Readiness
By fall, your child should be able to:
  • Give his or her full name
  • Respond when hearing his or her full name
  • Use the restroom independently
  • Listen to and follow simple directions
  • Take care of toys and equipment and put them away after play.
  • Demonstrate basic movements (run, hop, jump, throw)
  • Count to five
  • Identify colors

Tips to Help Your Child Succeed:
  • Read with your child daily
  • Give your child simple responsibilities at home
  • Have fun with numbers – count objects you see in the environment
  • Help your child learn to share
  • Play with your child – roll, kick or throw a ball back and forth
  • Have your child identify colors seen in the environment

Kindergarten Readiness
By fall, your child should be able to:
  • Write his or her full name
  • Give the names of parents/guardians
  • Remember his or her address and phone number
  • Dress, zip, button clothes, put on boots, and tie laces
  • Use the restroom independently and remember to wash hands
  • Listen to and follow simple directions
  • Play cooperatively with other children
  • Recognize his or her own name in print
  • Count to 10 and recognize colors, shapes, numbers and letters of the alphabet

Tips to Help Your Child Succeed:
  • Read with your child for at least 20 minutes daily
  • Give your child simple household tasks to help teach responsibility
  • Visit the Warrensville Library and find books about going to kindergarten and riding the school bus
  • Play rhyming games with words
  • Help your child get 10–12 hours of sleep each night
  • Help your child learn to listen, follow directions, and wait or a turn
  • Have fun with numbers: count objects in the environment, look and recognize numbers while at stores
  • Choose a “letter of the day” and have your child think of words that start with that sound
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