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What does my DD need to know before kindergarten?

I just want to make sure she know's everything. I believe she does but I don't want to assume


Asked by LostSoul88 at 8:57 PM on Mar. 6, 2013 in

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  • 3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 9:23 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • They expect kids in kindergarten to know most of their letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and letter sounds. They should also be able to dress themselves including shoes and coats. My son is in kindergarten this year and by next month they want him to be able to read a short simple book by himself.

    Answer by amandajoy21 at 9:18 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • These days they want the kids to know how to solve quadratic equations before kindergarten. Ok, maybe I'm exaggerating, but it seems like they want them to know a lot. Check with your school district, they might have a school readiness check list. When my kids were about to start school, I took them to a readiness clinic. I don't remember everything they are supposed to know but I believe they are supposed to know their ABC's, to count to 10, be potty trained, know their basic colors, and how to write their name. I could be wrong, it's been a few years (youngest is 12).

    Answer by tempsingl3mom at 9:20 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • Here they do a short screen before school to see where each child is. This is so they can have a mixed abilities classroom. They asked DS to identify a few letters, colors and numbers before he started K.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:23 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • Wow. Gone are the days when kids just had to be potty trained and able to zip up their own coats when they started kindergarten.

    Answer by Ballad at 9:27 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • My 3 year old does everything listed except write or read

    Answer by staciandababy at 9:28 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • Nothing but their name.


    Answer by doulala at 12:31 AM on Mar. 7, 2013

  • Mine knows everything but read a book, she knows how to read a lot of words but cant read a simple book yet


    Comment by LostSoul88 (original poster) at 9:49 PM on Mar. 6, 2013