• If you want to determine if your child is acquiring the skills needed to be successful in kindergarten, check the skills below to see how many your child has mastered.

    *  Listens to stories without interrupting

    *  Recognizes rhyming sounds

    *  Pays attention for short periods of time to directed tasks

    *  Cuts with scissors

    *  Traces basic shapes

    *  Shares with others

    *  Recognizes authority

    *  Manages bathroom needs

    *  Separates from parents without being upset

    *  Looks at pictures and can tell a story

    *  Identifies some upper and lowercase alphabet letters

    *  Sorts by color, size and shape

    *  Counts 0-20 with very little difficulty in the "teens"

    *  Writes first name and can tell you each letter in his/her first name

    *  Can get started on a snack/lunch with very little assistance