Saturday, July 23, 2011

Kindergarten Readiness

      It is that time of year when parents start thinking about school. Especially parents of young children, those just starting kindergarten. Every year parents are tasked with the decision of deciding whether their child is ready to start kindergarten. There are many things to consider, but I can't stress enough how important it is to consider the WHOLE child! There are two areas that many consider to be a deciding factor, one being chronological age and the other is cognitive(academic) ability, but let me stress these are NOT the only or always the best way to determine whether children are ready for school. Consider your child's physical, emotional and social strengths. These areas are very important to your child's success in school.  Here are a few examples of each area:

Your child independently takes care of personal needs.

Uses books and enjoys stories.
 Follows simple directions.

Excited about school,and eager to learn.
Demonstrates self control.

Respects personal space.
Takes turns and shares.

The final decision is of course up to the parents, but as educators we need to inform parents of important factors in the decision process!



  1. Great post. Many parents want teachers to make the decision of their child is ready. I usually say when in doubt, don't send. Just found your blog and became your newest follower.

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