Entering Kindergarten Expectations

 Dear Parents,

 Your child is getting ready for kindergarten. Below you will find some skills to practice, as well as literary resources and websites:

 * Independent self-help skills such as putting things away, hand washing, toileting,
eating and opening containers, tying laces, etc.

 * Practice one-step and multi-step directions

 * Cooperative Play

 * Knows, recognizes and writes name

 * Knows birthday, phone number, and address

 * Establish routines for various activities

 * Gross motor skills such as climbing and skipping

 * Fine motor skills cutting, pasting, lacing, etc.

 * Memory Games

 * Book handling skills



§ The Night Before Kindergarten by: Natasha Wing

§ Welcome to Kindergarten by: Anne Rockwell

§ Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner by: Amy Schwartz

§ Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! by Nancy Carlson

§ Arthur series by Marc Brown

§ Dr. Seuss series

§ Todd Parr series

 Studies show that reading to your child daily enhances their reading skills. Books may be obtained from a public library.