Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

KinderIQ utilizes The Five Domains of Kindergarten Readiness as adapted from the National Education Goals Panel, "Getting a Good Start in School", Washington, D.C.: National Education Goals Panel.
Can your child / does your child...
___ Grip a pencil, crayon, and marker correctly *+
___ Use scissors, glue, and paint *
___ Trace a line or a simple shape +
___ Attempt to tie his or her shoes
___ Bounce a ball
___ Kick a ball
___ Walk in a straight line
___ Stand on one foot
___ Throw and catch a medium-sized ball
___ Dress himself or herself (coat, shoes, zippers, buttons)
___ Climb stairs with alternating feet
___ Have a dominant hand and/or foot
___ Ride a tricycle
Can your child / does your child...
___ Share and take turns with others *
___ Play independently for 15 minutes
___ Manage bathroom needs
___ Wash and dry hands
___ Follow one-step and two-step directions +
___ Generally follow rules
___ Separate from parents for a few hours without emotional trauma
Can your child / does your child...
___ Sit still and pay attention for a short period of time *+
___ Show interest in books and reading
___ Listen to an age-appropriate story without interrupting
___ Work independently for short periods of time +
___ Make simple choices +
___ Finish a task before starting another +
___ Respond to basic requests
___ Ask questions about things around them
___ Understand the difference between real and pretend
___ Speak comfortably with other children and adults
Can your child / does your child...
___ Identify some letters of the alphabet +
___ Know some letter sounds +
___ Identify the beginning sounds of some words +
___ Write his or her first name with uppercase and lowercase letters
___ Speak in complete sentences
___ Speak in a manner adults can understand
___ Recognize common sight words (mom, dad, stop, go) +
___ Identify rhyming words +
___ Recite full name, address, telephone number, and birthday
___ Recognize his or her printed first name by sight
___ Retell a simple story +
Can your child / does your child...
___ Count to 10 +
___ Write the numbers from 1 to 10 +
___ Classify objects by size, color and shape +
___ Draw a circle, square, and triangle +
___ Know basic colors (red, blue, yellow, green...) +
___ Understand simple object relationships (over / under, more / less) +
___ Identify groups of 2, 3, 4, or 5 objects +
___ Recognize and extend a simple patterning sequence (ABABAB) +
___ Understand the basic concepts of time (morning, afternoon, night time) +
___ Identify missing parts in pictures +

* Rated as 'Very Important' or 'Essential' by a significant percentage of kindergarten teachers (based upon the responses of a nationally representative sample of public school and private school kindergarten teachers to a survey on Kindergarten Entry Skills).

+ Core kindergarten skills emphasized and reinforced through the use of the KinderIQ Learning Program.

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