Kindergarten Readiness

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Kindergarten readiness at Kids Connection is:

A CHILD WHO LISTENS

  • To directions without interrupting
  • To stories and poems for 5 to 10 minutes without restlessness

A CHILD WHO HEARS

  • Words that rhyme
  • Words that begin with the same or different sounds

A CHILD WHO SEES

  • Likenesses and difference in pictures and designs
  • Letters and words that match

A CHILD WHO UNDERSTANDS

  • The relationship inherent in such words as: up and down; lop and bottom; big and little; behind and in front
  • The classification of words that represent people, places and things

A CHILD WHO SPEAKS AND CAN

  • Stay on subject in class discussion
  • Retell a story or poem in correct sequence

A CHILD WHO THINKS AND CAN

  • Give the main idea of a story
  • Give unique ideas and important details

A CHILD WHO ADJUSTS

  • To changes in routines and to new situations without becoming fearful
  • To opposition or defeat without crying or sulking
  • To the necessity of asking for help when needed

A CHILD WHO PLAYS

  • Cooperatively with other children
  • Shares, takes turns, and assumes his/her share of group responsibility
  • Can run. jump, skip, and bounce a ball with dexterity

A CHILD WHO WORKS

  • Without being easily distracted
  • Follows directions
  • Completes his/her work
  • Takes pride in his/her work

A CHILD WHO KNOWS

  • His/her name by sight
  • Colors and Shapes
  • His/her full name, age, and birthday
  • Names of family members
  • His/her telephone number
  • What  his/her parents do for a living and where they work

A CHILD WHO CAN

  • Take oil a jacket or sweatshirt independently and hang it up
  • Clean up his/her own work

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