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.
1. Writing Her or His Name
2. Writes letters & numbers correctly
3. Recognize letters
4. Knows letter sounds
5. Count to 20 (or more)
6. Tie shoes
7. Awareness of others
8. Understanding of Books
9. Learn rhyming
10. Basic comprehension
You can see all of the Kindergarten Common Core standards below:
- Fun activities to do with a parent, guardian, or loved one
- Activities for color words, sight words, numbers, and much more!