Susan - posted on 05/17/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
Many parents struggle with the decision to enroll their child or hold them back due to concerns about academic, social, emotional or physical development. I am a former kindergarten teacher and have researched, as well as experienced, this dilemma..Are you struggling with this decision? Does your child have these skills?
Enthusiastic and Curious toward Learning: Eager to explore and discover, comfortable asking questions, persists even when task is difficult.
Language Skills: Communicate needs and expresses feelings appropriately.
Ability to Listen. Follows two-step instructions, listens to story without interrupting.
Desires to be Independent. Can be separated from parents for the school day, takes responsibility for personal belongings, uses bathroom by self.
Ability to Interact with Children and Adults. Learning to share, take turns, and problem-solve.
Fine-Motor Skills. Able to hold and use a pencil, cut with scissors, learning to print first name.
Basic Letter and Number Awareness. Sings or recites alphabet, recognize some letters and numbers, counts to ten.
My blog post is researched and has a link to a free 5 minute on-line test: http://tinyurl.com/bmbwyre
What would you like to know about Kindergarten Readiness?