Kindergarten Readiness


Many parents ask this question to us every year, “Is my child ready for Kindergarten?”  The real question should be, “Is my child ready for school?”

Kindergarten is the first BIG step for many children into formal education. Kindergarten is chocked-full of many social expectations, but add to that reading, math, handwriting and content area subjects.  Parents want to make sure their child has a solid foundation to build all these new skills.  It is important to consider some of these following questions before sending your child off to Kindergarten:

·        Does your child turn five years old on or before September 30th?

·        Does your child attend to an activity for 15 minutes?

·        Does your child follow simple two step directions?

·        Does your child attend to his/her personal needs independently?

·        Does your child follow a simple routine?

·        Does your child participate in turn taking games without adult intervention?

·        Does your child cut with scissors on a straight line?

·        Does your child hold a pencil correctly?

·        Does your child run?

·        Does your child jump?

·        Can your child catch a ball?

·        Can your child recite a simple nursery rhyme or song?

·        Can your child count to 10 independently?

·        Can your child write his/her name independently?

·        Can your child label at least the letters in his/her first name?

·        Can your child complete a simple pattern?

·        Does your child speak in complete sentences?

·        Can your child complete simple rhyme such as bat, cat, hat?

·        Does your child ask simple questions?

·        Does your child answer simple questions?

Answering no to five or more of these questions may be a reason for you to have your child evaluated.  To schedule a Kindergarten Readiness Evaluation, please contact Little Scholars at

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