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School Readiness Skills

This guide identifies some of the important skills for children to master before entering Kindergarten along with a list of picture books to help with the learning of that skill.

COLORS & ARTS: 1. Identify basic colors 2. Sort objects 3. Hold a crayon correctly when coloring

LETTERS: 1. Identify each letter and sing the alphabet song! 2. Recognize upper and lowercase letters 3. Recognize their printed name

MATH: 1. Count to at least 10 2. Distinguish letters and numbers 3. Say how many objects are in a small group 4. Recognize and name basic shapes

RHYME: 1. Recognize simple rhyming pairs 2. Be able to recognize and sing popular nursery rhymes