Kindergarten Readiness

Basic Skills

The first kindergarten weeks will be much easier on your child if he/she:

  • Can take care of his or her own needs, such as going to the bathroom, washing hands, and dressing.
  • Can adapt to different social situations, such as being in a classroom with a teacher and other kids without a parent present.
  • Has developed fine motor skills, such as cutting with scissors and other crafts.

Here is what you can find at your library:

Going to the Bathroom

How do I know that I need to go?

Getting Dressed

Button, tie, zip... oh my!

Cut with Scissors

Paper crafts to master these tricky scissors.

Begin to Share with Others

Social skills for the classroom.

Practicing Self-Control

Books about behaving and growing up.

Listen to Stories Without Interrupting

Library programs where you can hear stories.

May we also suggest the following websites:

Helping Your Preschool Child

This booklet includes a "Ready for School Checklist."

How to Tie Shoes

A fun activity to help your child master this skill.

Skills for New Scissor Users

Help your little one learn how to cut with scissors.

Basic Skills on Pinterest!

Enjoy our pin board with games, activities and books focusing on basic skills for children!

On the go? Here are some mobile suggestions:

K-Ready

Ensure your child is ready for kindergarten with the
K-Ready app from the Orange County Library System.

Google Play | iTunes | Website

 
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