20 Questions For Kindergarten Readiness
Q. In the
olden days, if a child knew his or her first name, a few colors and could sing
the alphabet song, he or she was good to go to kindergarten. This is a more
complicated world. What are the things a kindergartner probably should know and
be able to do on Day One?
excellent benchmarks to consider, and it might be helpful to give a copy of
this list to your child's preschool teacher, grandparents, babysitters and post
it in your home. If your child can do each of these things, he or she will be a
I know my six basic
shapes: rectangle, square, triangle, rhombus, circle, and oval.
I participate in
physical activity every day.
I can carry through with
some responsibilities, jobs or chores.
I know my address.
I know my phone number.
I know my and my parents'
first and last names.
I know some Nursery
I know some or all of my
alphabet letters and some sounds.
I can take turns.
10. I play well with other children.
11. I know the day and the month of my birthday.
12. I can recognize all 11 colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue,
purple, pink, brown, black, white, and gray.
13. I can count above 10.
14. I can cut all kinds of pictures with my scissors.
15. Someone reads to me everyday.
16. I can go to the bathroom by myself.
17. I can draw and color.
18. I sing songs often.
19. I can play quietly by myself (without TV or adult supervision).
20. I can write my first name with the first letter capital and the
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