Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

Please use the following scale to evaluate what the child can do: A. Not yet B. Some of the time C. More than half of the time D. Almost Always Cognitive Development: A B C D 1. Identify basic colors: red purple pink black brown green blue orange yellow

A B C D 2. Identify parts of the body (head, shoulders, knees, ankles, arms, legs, etc) A B C D 3. Draw self with head, body, arms, legs, hands, feet, facial Features A B C D 4. State age and birthday A B C D 5. State address A B C D 6. Participate in art and music activities A B C D 7. Demonstrate curiosity, persistence, and exploratory behavior A B C D 8. Put together simple puzzles Language Development A B C D 9. Tell full name when asked A B C D 10. Recognize first name by sight A B C D 11. Orally identify and recognize letters in name A B C D 12. Speak in complete sentences A B C D 13. Speak clearly enough to be understood by unfamiliar adults A B C D 14. Listen with interest to a short story (10 minutes or more) A B C D 15. Identify picture likenesses and differences A B C D 16. Communicate needs and express feelings appropriately A B C D 17. Understand and follow directions with at least two steps A B C D 18. Use descriptive language (eg: the big purple book) A B C D 19. Use sentences that include two or more ideas A B C D 20. Recite or participate in familiar song, fingerplay, poem or nursery rhyme

cross. triangle. Trace or draw a line with control A B C D 42. Like to receive notes from you or others A B C D 40. Draw and color beyond simple scribble A B C D 37. Shows little interest in books and/or reading 31. rectangle . Recognize print in everyday situations A B C D 27.A B C D 21. 30. Tell or retell simple story A B C D 22. Hold writing instruments correctly A B C D 41. Pretend and create songs and stories A B C D 23. Desires to be read to frequently for short periods of time 34. x. Pretend to read books from the pictures A B C D 29. Desires to be read to frequently for 15 minutes or more Writing Development: A B C D 35. square. Identify numbers 0 ² 10 A B C D 24. Is Interested in books for a few minutes at a time. Ask you to write notes to other people A B C D 39. but has a short attention span 33. but not of his/her own initiative 32. Try to read along with you on favorite parts of stories that are Repetitive A B C D 28. Know any nursery rhymes by heart Interest Level ² Choose the category which best describes the child¶s interest level. Copy or draw circle. Make simple predictions and comments about a story being read to him/her A B C D 26. Identify letters (capital and small) Reading Development: A B C D 25. Shows a considerable amount of interest in books. Attempt to write his/her first name A B C D 38. Write using drawings and made-up or real letters A B C D 36.

Separate from parents without undue anxiety A B C D 59. shape. heavier A B C D 49. smaller. Demonstrate understanding of positional words (in. Play cooperatively with other children. Use restroom independently A B C D 62. Do tasks the first time asked A B C D 53. out. Show empathy to others A B C D 60. Arrange objects in size order (from smallest to biggest ) A B C D 50. Work independently A B C D 55. take turns and Share A B C D 58. Arrange items in groups according to size. larger. Initiate his own leisure-time activities A B C D 52.Math Development: A B C D 43. Identify shapes: A B C D 44. on. Care for own belongings A B C D 64. Count by rote to at least 10 A B C D 46. Clean up after self A B C D 63. Make comparisons using words such as bigger. off. Recognize and respond appropriately to authority . Show understanding of passing of time Social and Emotional Development: A B C D 51. around) A B C D 48. Finish one activity before starting another A B C D 54. Dress self A B C D 65. Correctly count at least 5 objects A B C D 47. or color A B C D 45. Try new things A B C D 56. Ask questions and seek out adult help when necessary A B C D 61. Listen when others talk A B C D 57.

Comply with rules. Using Oral Context ² complete the sentence with a word which makes sense. paper party man pen . Button and zip A B C D 74. Work the samples first in each section. Initial Sounds ² Circle the word which does not begin like the others. thank you. Try to tie shoes Listening Development: Administer this portion of the checklist orally.A B C D 66. and feelings of others Physical Development A B C D 71. Answer (shoes) 82. Alternate feet walking down stairs A B C D 81. Hop on one foot A B C D 80. Bounce. yes ma¶am A B C D 68. Use a fork properly A B C D 75. Paste objects A B C D 73. We like to play _____________________________________ outside. Respects rights. Moon mice baby matches 86. limitations and routines ` A B C D 69. Skip A B C D 79. Walk on a straight line forward and backward A B C D 78. say seal some dog 88. At breakfast I like to eat ______________________________________. Catch a medium sized ball A B C D 76. Child¶s sample: top book tape tiger 85. 84. 83. Cut with scissors on straight and curved lines and circles A B C D 72. throw and kick a ball A B C D 77. property. Child¶s sample: I can tie my __________________. At the zoo we saw __________________________________________. guidance. Use words to solve problems A B C D 67. rag cow red rock 87. Use words such as please.

plan mine fan ran pan . Roy boy jazz toy joy 91. Child¶s sample: bad sad fad cow mad 89. pill drill sign hill sill 92. hark lark mark sick bark 90.Rhyming Words ² circle the word which does not rhyme with the others.