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26 Feb
2016

Is Your Child Ready for Starting School?

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Most 4-5 year olds will be anticipating going to ‘big school’ soon. Most of you with 4-5 year olds, are probably concerned about your child’s readiness for formal education.

Here are some quick ways of identifying your child’s current abilities.

If you can tick a ‘yes’ to all or most of these skills, your child is on track to succeed in Kindergarten.

Reading

  • writes own name

  • tells a story from pictures

  • shares reading with you

  • recognises common signs when out and about

  • retells familiar stories

  • gives an opinion about stories

  • links stories with personal experiences

Sounds

  • hears the same letter sound in two words example: cat, call

  • knows some letter names example: A,B,C,

  • repeats familiar verses, rhymes and jingles

  • notices rhyming words in verses and songs

Speaking

  • answers questions

  • understands instructions

  • has a conversation

  • retells personal experiences

  • speaks fluently

  • uses words well

  • uses topic words about topics of interest

Writing

  • scribbles

  • writes own name

  • holds pencils and crayons

 

Pack your school bag and good luck! All will work out well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most 4-5 year olds will be anticipating going to ‘big school’ soon. Most of you with 4-5 year olds, are probably concerned about your child’s readiness for formal education.

 

Here are some quick ways of identifying your child’s current abilities. If you can tick a ‘yes’ to all or most of these skills, your child is on track to succeed in Kindergarten.

 

Reading

 

. writes own name

. tells a story from pictures

. shares reading with you

. recognises common signs when out and about

. retells familiar stories

. gives an opinion about stories

. links stories with personal experiences

 

Sounds

 

. hears the same letter sound in two words example: cat, call

. knows some letter names example: A,B,C,

. repeats familiar verses, rhymes and jingles

. notices rhyming words in verses and songs

 

Speaking

 

. answers questions

. understands instructions

. has a conversation

. retells personal experiences

. speaks www.priceofcialis.com fluently

. uses words well

. uses topic words about topics of interest

 

Writing

 

. scribbles

. writes own name

. holds pencils and crayons

 

Pack your school bag and good luck! All will work out well.