Do You Know How For You and Your Child
To Be Prepared for Kindergarten?
Enroll your child in our Preschool!
Kindergarten Registration for Chesterfield County Schools will be on April 19, 2012. For more information on registration and what you will need to bring with you, see this pdf link:
What can you as a parent do at home to prepare your child for Kindergarten?
Work with your child on basic skills such as the ones listed below
to reinforce what (s)he is learning in Preschool.
Skills to work on:
- speak clearly enough to be understood
- know his name, address, phone number, and parents' full names
- handle all his personal needs, such as going to the bathroom and tying shoes
- play well with other children, share toys and games, and respect others'
- express his own needs and wants in an age-appropriate manner
- follow rules, especially safety rules
- follow a series of three directions
- tell the right hand from the left
- use crayons, paints, paste, and clay appropriately
- draw rather than scribble
- answer questions about a short story
- listen to a story for at least five minutes
- work independently for five or more minutes
- listen to a rhyme and hear similarities and differences
- recognize similarities and differences in the sizes, shapes, and colors of
- bounce and catch a ball showing the hand-eye coordination necessary for
reading and math
Other skills to work on can be found in the following article
Where They Are
The average five-year-old is enthusiastic, helpful, and conforming. He:
- Attempts only things he knows he can do.
- Needs attention, affection, and praise.
- Is energetic and fidgety.
- Has a short attention span.
- May show opposite extremes of behavior.
- May become less well-behaved as the school year progresses.
Where They're Going
At five years old, your child is learning to understand herself. You can help by encouraging her as she:
- Develops a positive, realistic self-image.
- Learns to respect herself.
- Begins to understand her own uniqueness.
- Gains awareness of her feelings.
- Learns to express feelings.
- Learns how to participate in groups.
- Begins to learn from her mistakes.