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