Kindergarten

Tips for Preparing your Child for Kindergarten


  1. Practice letter recognition (both uppercase and lowercase letters)

  2. Practice letter sounds (including short and long vowel sounds)

  3. Practice writing first and last name using uppercase and lowercase letters

  4. Recognize and write numbers from 1-20 while understanding one to one correspondence (matching number to quantity)

  5. Practice grip with pencil, crayon, or markers and using scissors, glue, and paint

  6. Encourage your child’s pre reading skills by reading together and having discussions about what you read

  7. Create flashcards using Dolch PrePrimer Sight Words (see attached)

  8. Introduce your child to word families (at, et, un, etc.)

  9. Introduce you child to rhyming words

Developmental skills to review

*Taking turns and sharing       

*Using the bathroom on their own

*Tying shoes, getting dressed

*Saying first and last name when prompted

 *Asking for help when needed




Pre Primer Dolch Sight Words


a

big

come

for

help

in

jump

make

not

red

see

to

we

you

and

blue

down

funny

here

is

little

me

one

run

the

two

where

away

can

find

go

I

it

look

my

play

said

three

up

yellow