Kindergarten Readiness Skills at a Glance

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Key Kindergarten Readiness Skills at a Glance:

Social and Emotional Skills

  • · Carry on an appropriate reciprocal conversation with peers and adults
  • · Separate easily from parents/caregivers without getting upset
  • · Able to complete an activity and transition from one activity to the next
  • · Follow a daily class routine
  • · Able to manage emotions, frustration, or unexpected changes in routine.
  • · Follow simple instructions with 2 to 3 step directions
  • · Know personal information (name, age, gender)
  • · Pay attention to a single task for an extended period of time                         

 

Adaptive and Daily Living Skills

  • · Can use the bathroom and toilet independently
  • · Put on /off coat, shoes.
  • · Able to care for personal belongings (hang up coat/backpack, put away work)
  • · Able to follow school safety rules and routines with typical adult supervision.
  • · Can clean up after themselves, wash hands/face.
  • · Feeds self with proper utensils, drink from a cup/straw.

 

Academic Skills

  • · Identify upper and lowercase letters
  • · Count to 20 and identify numbers
  • · Basic Math skills
  • · Identify colors
  • · Identify shapes
  • · Write his/her own name
  • · Basic Literacy skills- recite the ABC’s, rhymes words, story retell.
  • · Express ideas and thoughts verbally

 

Fine/Gross Motor Skills

  • · Use proper grip while using pencil, crayons, and scissors
  • · Cut with scissors
  • · Able to unfasten and fasten snaps, zippers, buttons
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Communication Skills

  • · Communicate clearly and answer questions in complete sentences.
  • · Expresses wants and needs verbally
  • · Is generally understood by adults
  • · Understands and follows two step directions
  • · Can speak in completed (5-6 word) sentences.
  • · Understands and uses positional vocabulary