I recently shared a post about life skills your child needs before Kindergarten. There was a lot of great feedback from parents, so I decided to elaborate on various skills your child should have before Kindergarten.
These are not mandatory, but they will sure help your child out AND make your child’s teacher happy and appreciative. Many public schools are now using Common Core standards (or something similar), so the Kindergarten classroom of our youth looks a LOT different from the classrooms of today.
4/5/2021 Update – I wrote this when my oldest was a newborn. However, I now have a child in preschool and Kindergarten. My own kids did NOT know all of these skills by Kindergarten. Children learn at different rates! So please do NOT stress if your child has not mastered all of these things. Yes, it makes the life of the teacher a bit easier if your child can do all the items below – but it’s not going to be the end of the world if your child cannot do them perfectly on the first day of kinder. 🙂 (Our son is nearly done with Kinder and he still isn’t tying his shoes. We’re working on it, but I REFUSE to stress!!)