Kindergarten Readiness Skills** This page is designed to be a guide. This is a quick general list; it is not the kindergarten roundup assessment.**Getting ready for kindergarten is a big job!
All children develop and learn in different ways and at different speeds.No two children are the same therefore their development may look different!Kindergarten readiness skills involve more than math and literacy skills; there is
the social, emotional, and physical aspect of development as well.Social DevelopmentGenerally pleasant and cooperativeFollows rules and routinesNavigates transitions easilyTakes turns and sharesPlays well with othersLanguage and LiteracyFollows two-step directionsSequences three picturesAttempts to form letters and
shapes to write wordsIdentifies (names) all uppercase
and lowercase lettersMathematical SkillsCounts to 20 using one to one correspondenceRecognizes patternsName numbers 0-10Demonstrate directional/positional conceptstop/bottom, go/stopUnderstands comparative words first/last, big/littlePhysical DevelopmentBalances on one foot for 5 secondsHops on one footThrows a ball with directionHolds scissors correctlyGrasps pencil correctlyCompletes a seven piece interlocking puzzleCopies first name
This list that I have compiled is a basic list. It is designed to give you an idea of kindergarten readiness skills in a quick glance. If you would like more detail about kindergarten requirements there are several websites that I would recommend.The EUPISD has a great informational site. Please visit this site for a detailed comprehensive look of what a student ready for kindergarten looks like.Schoalstic has a great article that discusses seven things every child going to kindergarten should know.World Book, Inc. compiled a list of 80 things that kids should know before they begin kindergarten. This could be useful to print it out and as you see your child master a skill you can cross it off and introduce another one.
Last Modified on July 1, 2014