What does a child need to know prior to going into Kindergarten now? I might be going back to school full time (oddly enough to get my teaching credentials) which will mean that I will be at home with my son enough for him not to need daycare/preschool anymore. We can't afford it either with me not working...I just want to make sure I don't set my son back by doing so. So, what do I need to make sure he knows really well before starting Kindergarten?
For my son's private school, he was tested before going to kindergarten. He needed to know how write and spell his whole name, recognize/write numbers 1-100, recognize/ write all letters upper and lower case, social skills, sit quietly for 20 minutes, pattern, sequence, follow a routine, tie his shoes, take himself to the bathroom and do his business on his own, know the planets/recognize them, colors, shapes, count to 100, count by 10's, read simple words and sentences, know words that rhyme, sounds of letters, sounding out words, etc. Of course, his school is the best school in our area to attend and most students do not pass the test to get in. My son is also gifted so these things he caught on quickly. He went to preschool but for him it was socialization. B/c I worked with him at home in addition to preschool.
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