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Kindergarten Readiness

​Ready, Set, Go!!!

Play outside as much as possible

Run, skip, jump and gallop

Use crayons, markers, pencils, or paintbrushes to draw shapes and lines

Practice cutting with scissors

​Doug and Judy Myers present Jennifer Lawhead with a check from First United Methodist Church. The generous donation will provide funds for Kindergarten Readiness Kits which will be provided to Austin children at pre-school screening. Thank you!

Kindergarten Readiness Tips

​Download and enjoy this Kindergarten prep booklet that provides enjoyable and valuable ideas to help your child prepare for Kindergarten


When a learner is ready for Kindergarten they say

Read to your child every day

Repeat familiar songs, poems, and rhymes

Count with your child

Notice shapes in your environment

Point out colors everywhere you go

Ask your child questions

I can…

·    count to 10

·    identify some letters and the numbers from 1-10

·    identify 8 shapes and 11 colors

·    listen to a book and talk about the story

·    sing along with favorite songs

·    write my first name and draw pictures

·    use a pencil and scissors

·    run, skip, jump, and play outside

·    tell you my full name

·    brush my teeth, wash my hands and dress myself

·    take turns

·    follow 2 step directions

·    make safe choices and be gentle with others

·    talk about my feelings

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Provide opportunities for children to play with same age peers

Play games or do activities with your child that require attention for 10 minutes

Help your child learn to wash their hands, brush their teeth, or other self-care activities

Recognize and talk about feelings

Ways to build relationships with children as they develop kindergarten readiness skills.