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
1.Participates in group activities
3.Works out problems with others
4.Knows how to share and take turns
6.Can handle separation
7. Can manage his or her own feelings and impulses
8.Can follow rules
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