Ready for Kindergarten


Is your child ready for Kindergarten?

Here’s our checklist:

READY TO READ?

  • Follows words in a book from left to right
  • Recognizes familiar words (mom, cat, dog)
  • Names 10 letters
  • Makes 10 letter/sound matches
  • Writes name or familiar words using recognizable letters
  • Identifies or claps syllables (parts of words) in name or words
  • Uses complex sentences (to solve problems, ask questions, etc.)
  • Produces words with the same beginning sound (bag/ball, cat/car)
  • Tells or retells a story or experience in sequence, with details

READY FOR MATH?

  • Counts out loud 1-31
  • Touches and counts up to 10 objects one by one
  • After counting, answers “How many?” without recounting
  • Reads numerals 0-10
  • Names six shapes
  • Moves objects into position: between, beside, first, last
  • Understands measurement concepts: bigger, smaller, longest, etc.
  • Sorts by one characteristic, blue items, red items
  • Completes patterns: ABAB, ABB ABB

READY FOR CLASS?

  • Shares with friends, takes turns and play cooperatively
  • Uses calming strategies to soothe self
  • Follows three-step directions

NOT READY? WE CAN HELP!

Sign up your child for the United Way Kindergarten Boot Camp THIS Summer.

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Camps run Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., June 24 through Aug. 1.

Call (208) 743-6594 or e-mail tcuw@tcuw.org for more information.

Here’s a Kindergarten Readiness Calendar, too: twin_county_18-19_lowres