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Kindergarten Readiness

Is your child getting ready to start kindergarten? A child can show many signs of being ready for school. It is up to the parents to recognize these signs such as oral language skills, social skills, motor skills, and identifying letters and numbers. Having some preparation before starting kindergarten can help your child build readiness for starting school. Pre-kindergarten claims that preparation is very important for kindergarten readiness.
What is kindergarten readiness? It is determining whether or not a child is ready for kindergarten. With so many child development surveys on children aging from three to five years of age, over six million children entering kindergarten are not adequately prepared for school. (Staff and wire reports, 1987). Children are required to have a certain amount of independence before they start to attend school. (Harker, 2012). To be successful in kindergarten a child must have more skills other than knowing the alphabet or how to write their name. The child’s age, social, motor, and academic skills are a big part of the preparation process. (‘Kindergarten Readiness: More Than Academics”, 2009). Pre-kindergarten preparation has its benefits with teaching children social skills and basic letter recognition needed for kindergarten. On the other hand, children without any kind of kindergarten preparation do not seem to be far behind on social skills but are indeed unprepared in other developing skills such as oral language. (‘Preparing for Kindergarten”, 2012).
A little preparation can go a long way. (Biale, 2012). Therefore pre-kindergarten does have its importance’s with teaching and preparing children for school. At pre-school children learn writing and sound recognition. Where they are taught how to identify the letters of the alphabet. How to write their name and how to identify the sounds in words like…...

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