Because of the in curriculum and state requirements, Pre-Kindergarten has become a more structured environment. As your child's PreKindergarten teacher, I ask that you go over some basic self-help skills with your child and emphasize that these are "growing-up" skills.
- Taking Turns
- Working cooperatively with other children
- Listening to an adult other than a parent or caregiver
- Know first and last name
- Know age and gender
- Know phone number
- Use a mature grasp to hold a crayon, marker or pencil
- Draw simple recognizable people and pictures
- Know how to properly hold scissors and cut
To develop responsibility, children can:
- Button or fasten pants by themselves
- Tie shoes and put on footwear
- Take care of things and put them away
- Share in home duties and responsibilities
***It would be helpful to practice the morning routine of getting to school. A few days before school begins, take your child through the steps of waking up, eating breakfast, washing and dressing. This helps create a morning time schedule and it helps the child become familiar with the routine to school.