What Can I Do to Prepare My Child for Kindergarten?
Dress themselves - tying shoes, buttons pants/coats, zip jackets
Know left and right - practice with your shoes!
Take care of bathroom needs
Washing hands & blowing nose
Recognizing own clothing and possessions
Following simple directions
Putting toys and clothing away
Understanding concepts of space, direction and place
Set limits - have your child help make rules together
Create a daily or weekly schedule
Talk with your child
Practice "active listening"
Turn-taking in conversations
Maintaining eye contact
Encourage your child to talk about their feelings and emotions
*Read! Read! Read!
Talk about the pictures and what is happening in the story
Talk about the meaning of words in the text
Visit the library
Read labels at the store
Recognize, name, count and write numerals 1-20
Count and sort objects together
Count to 100
Recognize and name colors, shapes and patterns
Write first and last name
Identify letters and sounds