Kindergarten Skills for Success
Print first name (capitalize first letter only)
Once first name is mastered, practice printing last name
Have your child practice saying his/her first and last name clearly so others can understand.
Recognize and identify colors
Recognize and identify numbers 0-10
Count aloud to 25
Count groups of objects (up to 10 items in group)
Recognize and identify circle, square, rectangle and triangle
Identify capital letters
Begin to identify lowercase letters
Help develop your child's fine motor skills by providing them with opportunities to practice the following activities:
Cutting with scissors
Coloring with crayons
Drawing with a pencil (encourage correct pencil grip)
Say a word and ask your child to name the first (beginning) sound they hear in the word. The beginning sound in ball is /b/.
Example: You say “football.” Your child should respond with the /f/ sound.
Example: You say “spin.” Your child should respond with the /s/ sound.
Explain to your child words that rhyme sound the same at the end. Say, “Fan and ran rhyme because they sound the same at the end.”
Say 2 words and ask if they rhyme ~ (jet/let – yes) (wish/dog – no)
Say 3 words and ask which words rhyme ~ (pig, big, fog) (pig and big rhyme)
Say a word and ask your child to say a word that rhymes with it ~ silly/nonsense words are okay
Example: You say “sit.” Your child could a say “vit.”
Say the word’s parts. Ask your child to blend the pieces together to say the word.
/tr/…/uck/ = truck /r/…/at/ = rat /fl/…/at/ = flat
Say a two syllable word. Ask your child to say one of the word’s parts.
Example: You say “mailbox.” Your child could say “mail” or “box.”
Example: You say “kitten.” Your child could say “kit” or “ten.”