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Kindergarten Readiness Checklist (page 4)

— Get Ready to Read (National Center for Learning Disabilities)
Updated on Dec 8, 2010

 Mathematics

  Fall Winter Spring
Counts number of objects in small group (up to five objects)
 
 
 
 
Matches a numeral (0-5) to a group with that number of objects
 
 
 

Demonstrates an understanding of "adding to" and "taking away" using objects up to five
 
 
 

Arranges numerals in order 1-5
 
 
 

Identifies/points to three shapes      
Circle
 
 
 
Square
 
 
 
Triangle
 
 
 

Counts in sequence 1-10
 
 
 

Understands concepts of more and less up to five objects
 
 
 

Social/Emotional

  Fall Winter Spring
Identifies self as a boy or girl
 
 
 

Knows first and last name
 
 
 

Knows parent's first and last name
 
 
 

Identifies age
 
 
 

Makes needs known
 
 
 

Interacts with other children
 
 
 

Demonstrates independence in personal care (washing hands, dressing, bathroom use)
 
 
 

Separates from parents by appearing comfortable and secure without parent
 
 
 


Physical Development

  Fall Winter Spring

Uses writing and drawing tools and child-sized scissors with control and intention

 

 

 

 

Copies figures such as:

     
(straight line)
 
 
 
O (circle)
 
 
 
Square
 
 
 
+
 
 
 

Demonstrates gross motor skills:

     
Hops
 
 
 
Jumps
 
 
 
Runs
 
 
 
Catches and bounces ball
 
 
 

 

These Kindergarten Readiness Indicators have been adapted by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc, with permission from the Arkansas Department of Human Resources, Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education.

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