Kindergarten Readiness Skills

Behavioral Skills
__ Child can usually inhibit body movements and keeps hands to
      himself/herself while in line and during circle time.
__ Child usually sits quietly while attending to a short story.
__ Child is learning to respect other students.
__ Child participates in clean up activities.
__ Child verbalizes or tries to verbalize his/her frustrations and problems rather
     than physically acting out.
__ Child is able to work in small groups.
__ Child attempts to complete a teacher assigned task.
__ Child chooses a free choice activity and maintains his/her involvement in
     this activity.
Self Help Skills
__ Child uses appropriate  bathroom skills ( flush toilet, wash hands, dress self,
__ Child can dress self (socks, coat, pants, and attempts tying shoes).
__ Child is learning to take responsibility for own belongs (coat, book bag,
      lunch, library books, etc.)
Language and Listening
__ Child can verbalize his/her first and last name.
__ Child can complete a two-step direction.
__ Child can share an idea, experience, or description.
__ Child has heard a variety of stories and has participated in follow-up
__ Child practices accepted patterns of speech (irregular verbs, however are
      still emerging)
__ Child can engage in a socially appropriate conversion.
__ Child can participate in informal creative dramatics ( play house, puppets,
     role playing. etc.)
Math Skills
__ Child can count 1 to 10.
__ Child can demonstrate 1 to 1 correspondence with concrete objects up to
      his/her age.
__ Child has had experience with identifying two objects in terms of
      large/small, tall/short, long/short, more/less.
__ Child can recognize similarities and differences such as color, size and
Large Muscle Skills
__ Child can identify general body parts (back, stomach, head, legs, etc.)
__ Child has had experience with jumping, standing on one foot, galloping
     skipping, hopping and swinging.
__ Child has had experience throwing  and catching balls.
__ Child has had experience in building blocks.
__ Child has had experience in painting at an easel.
Small Muscle Skills
__ Child has been encouraged and tries to grip crayons correctly.
__ Child has had frequent experience cutting with scissors and holding scissors
     correctly with scissors thumb oriented up.
__ Child has had experience playing with clay.
__ Child has had experience playing with puzzles.
Writing and Spelling
__ Child recognizes his/her first name
__ Child tries to write his/her first name using lower case letters with a capital
     at the beginning.
__ Child can copy, draw, and reasonable trace a line and a circle.
__ Child can identify and name the eight basic colors.
__ Child has had tactile like experiences with water, sand, clay, rice, finger
     painting, etc.
__ Child can sing the alphabet song.

Last Modified on September 3, 2013