Kindergarten Readiness - Success Bound!

Kindergarten Readiness - Success Bound!

When we are driving in the car, I can….
  • Look for letters, colors and shapes in the environment (restaurant or street signs, license plates)
  • Makes observations, predictions or ask questions about, the weather, things we see
  • Begin to identify buildings, streets, familiar sites
  • Play alphabet, and counting games  (how many green things do you see? What do you see that starts with the letter b?

When you read a book, sing songs or read a poem with me,  I can ….  
  • Look at the title, cover, pages
  • Use the pictures and words to talk about the story and characters
  • Relate stories to ‘real life’ experiences
  • Recognize some letters (especially those in my name)
  • Recognize or listen for rhyming words
  • Enjoy the story and time spent together talking about books! Share our favorite parts.

When you help me write a message or letter,  I can….
  • Learn to properly grasp a pencil or crayon to write, draw and color
  • Practice writing letters, numbers, drawing  pictures to express an idea or thought

When we play games (Chutes and Ladders, Memory, Go Fish, Simon Says, freeze tag), I can….
  • Touch and count spaces or dots on the dice or game board
  • Recognize numbers 1-10
  • Take turns and show cooperative behaviors
  • Follow rules to be safe, fair  and show good sportsmanship

When we play with objects found in our house or in nature, I can….
  • Sort, order and compare objects by size, shape, color, length, weight
  • Identify and repeat simple patterns (red, blue, red, blue) (circle square, circle, square) or figure out what comes next in a pattern
  • Compare groups of objects to see which has more/less or the same number

When we play with Legos, blocks or other toys,  I can….
  • Explores, investigate, create and build things 
  • Identify shapes and talk about their characteristics 
  • Describe the  position of objects using terms such as in/on/under, up/down, inside/outside, above/ below, beside/between, in front of/ behind

When we have a conversation I can...
  • Practice speaking clearly  
  • Use my own words to express wants and needs
  • Ask questions and answer questions
  • Learn general knowledge about myself  (my first and last name, parents names, birthday phone number, address etc)
  • Take turns talking and listening
  • Describe familiar people, places, things, experiences

When I have a daily routine and you give me time to learn how to do things by myself I can...
  • Fix myself healthy foods and snacks (pour my own juice, open my own food packages)
  • Develop good habits (sleep, exercise, play )
  • Limit my tv and computer screen time
  • Use the restroom independently
  • Learn to tie my shoes, zip, snap and button my clothes
  • Develop healthy habits such as washing my hands, covering coughs and sneezes, not sharing personal items such as combs, water bottles, hats

When I watch you interact with others I can learn how to properly….
  • Express emotions in a socially acceptable way
  • Recognize others’ emotions and show empathy and respect
  • Interact with others in a socially acceptable and inclusive way
  • Shows independence by walking into the classroom confidently, and joining a group with minimal distress
  • Identify and respect cultural differences
  • Resolve conflict with peers

If you have concern about your child’s development in any of these areas… the following groups/agencies may be very helpful…Piqua Parents As Teachers, Help me Grow, your child’s preschool,  Piqua City Schools,  Miami County Educational Service Center or the public library.

  

When we are driving in the car, I can….

  

When you read a book, sing songs or read a poem with me, I can …

  

When you help me write a message or letter, I can…

  

When we play games (Chutes and Ladders, Memory, Go Fish, Simon Says, freeze tag), I can…

  

When we play with objects found in our house or in nature, I can…

  

When we play with Legos, blocks or other toys, I can…

  

When we have a conversation I can...

  

When I have a daily routine and you give me time to learn how to do things by myself I can...

  

When I watch you interact with others I can learn how to properly…

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