Kindergarten "Readiness"

Discussion in 'Kindergarten' started by scmom, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. scmom

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    Hello, everyone.

    I am giving a talk to our school's preschool parents next week on kindergarten readiness and common school issues. I have done it for years, but thought I would get your ideas on what you wish kids (and parents) knew, etc. Any ideas welcomed.
     
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    Self Help skills: toileting, hand washing, getting their jackets, boots snow pants on.......

    Letter awareness

    Fine motor skills: know how to use scissors, glue......

    Would be helpful if they come knowing basic colors and shapes.

    Number awareness
     
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    the ability to write their own name
     
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    The only thing I hate about them being able to write their own name is they do not form the letters correctly, and most don't hold a pencil correctly, so reteaching it is harder then teaching it the correct way the first time.
     
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    I would also include social aspects:

    *able to separate from parents
    *able to work within a group
    *able to get along with peers
     
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    Exposed to holding books/looking at the pictures
    Able to sit and listen to a story being read
    I would want them to be able to write their own name with only the first letter capitalized.
     
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    -Encourage parents to give children small responsibilities and a bit of independence at home (make bed, pick up toys, dress self).

    -Especially if going to a full-day kindergarten, a steady routine at home with an emphasis on getting PLENTY of sleep...like 10-11 hours! Full day K wears kids out!

    -I would also like to stress to parents that reading aloud to kids is super important!
     

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