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12 Signs That Your Child Is Ready For Kindergarten

Ready for kindergarten?

Wondering if your child is ready for kindergarten? There are 3 main areas of development- social, emotional, and physical. Here are some keys in each…

Experts say no single or simple factor determines whether a child is ready for kindergarten. Instead, a child’s development needs to be evaluated on several fronts. ~BabyCenter

Kindergarten Readiness Skills

Social Readiness

1.Participates in group activities

2.Develops friendships

3.Works out problems with others

4.Knows how to share and take turns

Emotional Readiness

5.Exhibits self-confidence

6.Can handle separation

7. Can manage his or her own feelings and impulses

8.Can follow rules

Physical readiness

9.Have fine motor skills (using scissors, holding a pencil, control of small muscles)

10.Gross motor skills (running, jumping)

11.Uses the restroom on his or her own

12.Can sit still long enough to participate

Remember, these are guidelines. You and an early childhood educator can decide the best time to start school for your child and help him or her be prepared. Language and communication skills are important too.

Kindergarten Readiness Tips

Readiness Checklist

Also see:

HELP YOUR CHILD IMPROVE FINE MOTOR SKILLS AT HOME: EASY ACTIVITIES IN PICTURES

GROSS MOTOR GAMES + ACTIVITIES PRESCHOOLERS

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Lori

Freelance Blogger at ImmenselySocial.com
Lori Hil is a freelance blogger and content curator with an AAS in Early Childhood Education. She now gets to combine her love of writing and teaching through the written word. You can find her all around the web, but especially enjoying the freelance life at ImmenselySocial.com
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