These are simple, everyday things that you can do with your child for just a few minutes at a time to ensure that he/she is ready for school! Just so that we are clear…if your child cannot do everything on this list, it does not mean that he/she is not ready for kindergarten!
You are the parent and you must decide what you feel is best for your child. Public schools are equipped with professional educators who will take your child where they are and help them grow and learn from there. Although it would certainly make things easier for your child (as well as the teacher and the other children in the class), this is NOT a pass/fail kindergarten entrance exam! This is just something that should guide what you do with your child prior to kindergarten.
So here’s the list. Print it out and hang it on your refrigerator, office, or wherever you can be reminded of the simple, easy ways you can help your child succeed. :)
Thoughts? Any tasks I should add or take away???
UPDATED: I have written an ebook with my friend Becky from Your Modern Family exploring this topic much more thoroughly. For a limited time, you can buy the Getting Ready for Kindergarten ebook for just $9.99 (PDF version). The Kindle version is also $9.99 and the paperback version is $14.99!