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Apr 22 2008

Early Childhood Skills Start At Home

Introducing basic early childhood skills at home will encourage a child to have positive learning habits necessary to succeed in Kindergarten. Incorporating basic skills will prepare a child for a successful school experience because he/she will ultimately develop a natural love for learning.

Prepared below is a list of early childhood skills that can be introduced and practiced at home and school:

  • Share by taking turns.
  • Listen quietly.
  • Wait patiently.
  • Use words to communicate.
  • Recognize and know your full name.
  • Know your parents and/or caregiver’s first and last name.
  • Use toilet by yourself.
  • Dress yourself.
  • Know how to zip, snap, tie, button and fasten your clothing.
  • Recite and recognize alphabet letters.
  • Recognize your left hand from your right hand.
  • Know basic colors, shapes and numbers 0-20.
  • Recognize a penny, nickel, dime, quarter and dollar bill.
  • Use positional words (over, under, up, down).
  • Print your first name, uppercase for first letter only.
  • Know your address and phone number.
  • Know how to use a pencil, crayons, glue and scissors.

Copyright 2008 – Stacey Kannenberg, Author of Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten! and Let’s Get Ready For First Grade!

Is your child ready?  What F-U-N things are you doing to get him/her prepared?  

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