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    • Kindergarten Readiness

      Suggested Checklist for Kindergarten Readiness (provided by Headstart)

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      The Child Should Know These:

          • Recognize eight basic colors
      • Recognize shapes
      • Recognize first and last name
      • Cut on simple lines
      • Say alphabet
      • Say letter sounds using a picture guide
      • Recognize some letters, especially the ones in own name
      • Recognize numbers 1-10 (out of order)
      • Print first name
      • Say days of the week
      • Recognize rhyming words
      • Name eight opposites (big/little, up/down, etc.)
      • Follow two-step directions
      • Fasten or unfasten child’s clothes
      • Say or show age
      • Use the restroom and wash hands
      • Name 10 simple pictures
      • Tear, cut, and paste
      • Draw a simple object
      • Color within a large spatial design
      • Know the difference between letters and numbers
      • Sing songs or nursery rhymes
      • Pretend to read a book
      • Draw a picture related to a book or topic studied
      • Sit still to listen to story
      • Count to at least 10

       

      The Child Should Be Learning These:

          • Say phone number
      • Say address
      • Say birthday day/month
      • Print last name
      • Say months of the year
      • Read color words
      • Count to 25
      • Print numbers 1-20
      • Print lower case letters
      • Print capital letters
      • Reads beginning letter sounds
      • Name 5 senses (see, hear, smell, touch, and taste)

       

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