Preparing for Kindergarten: Is Your Child Ready for School?
Posted on August 2, 2019
by April S
Getting your child ready to enter Kindergarten doesn’t happen overnight. And most parents already know the early years are very important in terms of knowledge and skill development. But with so much going on parents can get stressed when they ask themselves — “Is my child ready for school?” After all, children are expected to learn a lot before they begin Kindergarten.
Skills Needed Before Entering Kindergarten
Identify letters of the alphabet
Grip a pencil correctly
Write first name
Count to ten
Speak using complete sentences
Recognize common sight words
Manage bathroom needs
Listen to a story without interrupting
Separate from parents easily
Now, this isn’t everything, but you get the idea.
If you’re a parent worrying about whether or not your child is ready for school – don’t fret – the Library is here to help. We offer a variety of programs and resources specifically designed to support early childhood development.
If you’re looking for expert advice our Ready to Read team can help. The Ready to Read program is a parent education initiative designed to help families prepare children (birth-preschool) for kindergarten while providing the information and tools needed to build early literacy skills.
The 101 Picture Book Challenge is designed to provide all children with a strong foundation of words, reading and stories to build literacy. We picked 101 of our favorite picture books and we want you to read them, too. Our list includes classics, new titles and everything in between. Sign-up today and start reading!