is my child ready for kindergarten
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|Thu, 05-31-2007 - 7:01am|
ok... i'm about to be 24 in june; military spouse, i have a 4 yrold son & he will be starting kindergarten this year. now i feel he is a little behind. he didn't go to preschool, cuz we didn't know about it until february . oh he also didn't go to daycare or nursery or anything .
we go over his alphabets, numbers, colors & shapes every other day or so. read to him everyday well... honestly might skip a day or 2 during the week.
he knows his name & how old he is & knows that he's a boy and not a girl & up, down left right... he can count to 10 70% of the time. doesn't know all of his abc's. so he can't spell his name. he can 'sorta' write it if he is following a letter/shape. but from memory, no. recognizes some letters like H:sometimes, and S and O and P. doesn't know his colors or shapes, except circle, heart & star. he can match the colors to associated objects. and match shapes to the other shapes on the paper. he'll groups the magnets on the fridge in colors, but don't know the colors. i still have to correct him if he points out something & it's the wrong word for that item. he knows most of his body parts... eyes, chin, cheeks, teeth, tongue. he can dress himself... although sometimes i may need to help him 'untangle'/ flip his clothes inside-out. he use the bathroom by himself... although he could work on 'wiping' a bit more. but he still grabs his 'seat-attachment' to use the bathroom. . he knows emotions: happy, mad, sad, crying... he knows cute. he knows the phone needs to be answered when it rings. knows about money, but not in a sense where saving is involved. not sure if he knows about strangers... sometimes he gets shy, sometimes he waves at random people. if he's in a 'i-want-my-way mode' then he won't be afraid to walk away from me. don't know if he knows his way home. is it a good idea to put something in his pocket or shoe some info just in case he gets lost? or does that scream identity theft? oh also he has 80% good manners, but as in over-activeness... i think he will have trouble listening to other people i don't know. he doesn't really listen to me all the time. might be cuz i'm his mother? umm he likes to wrestle, but very gentle with kids younger than him . but if they're older than he'll be a little rougher... if he accidentally hurts someone, he'll most of the time say sorry & give them a hug/kiss. but hopefully he'll listen to his teachers. i'm so scared that i'm going to get called in or something cause my child is over-active & won't listen....
what should he need to know?
i'm married, but hubby is out fighting for our country right now, so i'm left to do all the registration/school process by myself & trying to run around getting all the info that i can get.
is he good to go or he behind? how much behind?
thank u in advance!!!
Edited 5/31/2007 9:21 am ET by sehana