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Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

 

Student name _____________________    Date of birth ___________

 

A child who meets most of these criteria, most of the time, is likely to be ready for Kindergarten.

 

Academic skills

 

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Knows name, age, address and phone number

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Writes name

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Identifies the letters in their name

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Identifies colors

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Identifies shapes.  Is able to copy shapes from a picture

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Draws a person (The more body parts the better)

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Recognizes the numerals 1 to 10

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Counts objects in a group under 10

 

Physical/Motor skills

 

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Ties shoes

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Colors mostly within the lines

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Uses scissors with some skill

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Touches each finger to the thumb

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Hops on one foot more than three times in a row

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Catches a large bouncing ball

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Puts on a jacket, at least attempting to button and zipper it

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Uses a fork and spoon

 

Social/Emotional skills

 

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Interacts well with other children

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Follows directions

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Puts toys away

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Speaks up and communicates needs

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Is patient and respectful

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Stays with one activity for 15 -20 minutes

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Uses bathroom independently

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Uses a tissue when coughing or sneezing