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How can i make sure my five year old is ready for kindergarden this september

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Asked by Ms.mom2u at 6:14 PM on Aug. 9, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • They should do testing the first week of school.

    Answer by Gealach at 6:17 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Has your child gone to preschool? If so, then they're as ready as they're going to be! When you registered for school, didn't your district evaluate their skills? Most children going into Kindergarten know their letters, colors, shapes, are starting to write their names, simple 3 letter words, and some can read small words and short sentences.

    Beyond that, your child should be comfortable using the toilet at school--especially if a full-day program, be able to feed themselves--whether a packed lunch or school bought (use utensils, clean up after themselves, etc.)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:22 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • I dont know what kind of testing they would be doing for kindergarden?
    But what we are doing with my son is starting tomorrow we are getting him on his school schedule. Make sure you have everything he needs, (theres a school list and a teachers list), we have a meet the the teacher next week so we will have a better look of what we need to do for him to be completly prepared. But I think the most important thing is to get him on a strict schedule, bed time, meals, etc. Good Luck.

    Answer by angieluv at 6:24 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Our district did the evaluations last spring for September's class. How did he do with his evaluations? What did the therapists who did the evaluation say?

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:11 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Manners manners manners!!!

    Alphabet letters, their sounds, how to write them, recognize them, read them.

    Reading skills.

    Answer by charisma10 at 8:49 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • does he know he's going and what the hours are? you could try as you go through these last days at home telling him "it's 8am, this is when you'll be getting to school" or "it's noon, this is when you'll be eating lunch" and the same for the time his day there will end.

    have you asked him if he feels ready? if has any questions or concerns?

    Answer by autodidact at 9:58 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Well you should have started worrying about that a while've only got a month left!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:19 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

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