Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

does your kindergarten know...

all his ABC's and numbers? like when you show them a letter do they know all of them my child knew all of hers now all of a sudden she gets the S and C mixed up is there anyones child that is going to start kindergarten and not know them all?

Answer Question

Asked by Anonymous at 8:43 AM on Jul. 26, 2010 in General Parenting

Answers (11)
  • my son knows them all..he's goond with his abc's he even knows the sounds thay make however sometimes he will think certain words start with a different letter...example.. "cake"..i will ask him "what letter begins with this word..cake?" and he sometimes says "k"..i think its common.

    His numbers he can count all the way up to 100 but he can only read to 11. He doesnt understand how to read, teens, twenties, etc.. i've been working with him on that.

    Answer by shay1130 at 8:59 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • Yes. My first three did know their ABC's and numbers when they started kinder. My fourth child is not quite ready to start kinder, but can count to 20 and say his ABC's though he still misses a letter on occasion. Still it is pretty common at this age to do that. As long as he can get most of them he'll do fine.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:08 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • no mine only knows a handful of letters and numbers and i have worked with her a lot.

    Answer by mscamp0235 at 9:09 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • mine does not know them all. you can keep working with them over the summer, but don't worry about it.
    in michigan, it is not even required to know all of the letters to graduate kindergarten, at least it wasn't 10 years ago!

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 9:31 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • She knows about 20 or 21 of the letters. There is a small handful of about 5 or 6 that she just gets jumbled. And if she doesn't know what it is, then she calls it F. :-)
    The ones she knows, she really knows though. She can tell the letter, the sounds it makes, some words starting with it, and can point out and write the capitol and lowercase of the letter. :-)
    Numbers, now that's something different. She can count to 12, recognize to 10, then after that, it's just a repeated jumble of the teen numbers for a minute then she shouts "20".
    As long as your child is learning, and still willing to learn more, you'll be fine.

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 9:42 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • Mine knew them all when they were 3 or earlier.

    Answer by ashisamom at 9:46 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • they...not thay.. sorry its early.

    Answer by shay1130 at 9:47 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • It's OK to not know everything before going into Kindergarten. That's what kindergarten is for. Mine son knows all of them, and he is going into kindergarten next month.

    Answer by Pnukey at 9:50 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • Every child is different and learn at different speeds. Please don't compare your children to some one else's as this only cause you stress when you don't think your children are on "target". Kindergarten is specifically for learning ABCs and 3s.

    Answer by sunnyflower417 at 9:52 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • The military starts them in Pre-K at 4 to teach them their letter/numbers, and beginning reading, and spanish! If a military child enters a kindergarten room and does not know the letters and numbers,m they will have a VERY hard time completing the Kindergaten grade and going to first! Our Kindergarten is like a civilians first and it goes on like that until the end! I mean they are required to take spanish starting in Pre-K all the way through Highschool, due to the president passing a military schhol district law to have more language diverse children! It might be easier for you, but I have to prepare mine well, Pre-K and my husband and I combined!

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 3:00 PM on Jul. 26, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.