This is a list of suggestions that we received from our local elementary school to help children prepare for Kindergarten. You will see that the ABCJLM curriculum far surpasses these request!
- Help your child begin to write their name using only 1 capital letter at the beginning.
- Help your child be able to recognize their name in print.
- Help your child learn some of the letters of the alphabet.
- Familiarize them with both capital and lower case letters.
- Read to your child regularly. As you read, talk about the words and pictures that you see in the story. Reading to your child will increase their vocabulary and will strengthen their pre-reading skills.
- Allow your child to explore their pencils, crayons, glue and scissors.
- Help your child learn the names of basic colors and shapes.
- Count with your child frequently. We would like for them to be able to count to at least 20 when entering kindergarten.
- Familiarize your child with his or her personal information such as their birthday, phone number, address, and parents' name.
- Use Scissors to cut straight and curved lines
- Use a small dot of glue ("Just a dot, not a lot!")
- Draw a picture with details (ex: a person wtih face, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hair, body, arms, legs, feet, toes, clothing, etc.)