You may be wondering what your child needs to know for kindergarten and how you can help prepare your child for kindergarten. And as you may have seen, there are a lot of differing opinions on what a child should or shouldn't be able to do before heading off to kindergarten, and what will help them succeed in kindergarten.
That all being said, there are some things that most teachers, schools, and parents agree will help your child with a smooth transition into kindergarten. That list may be a little shorter, longer, or different depending on where you live and your child's unique set of strengths and weaknesses, but we've put together a list of the most agreed upon kindergarten readiness skills. And while your child may or may not master all of these skills before going off to kindergarten, this list can provide you with benchmarks to aim for in getting your child ready for kindergarten.
Looking for something to put up in your house to keep these goals at the front of your mind? Click below to download this free Kindergarten Readiness Checklist printable!
Remember, just a few minutes a day makes a difference!