And my daughter is very excited this coming Wednesday. #backtoschool na! Just because I want to make sure she is prepared we run through this Kindergarten Readiness Checklist. This checklist is designed to help moms to prepare for school. Readiness is a combination of age, growth, and experience. And parents involvement will promote readiness. Is my daughter #kinder2 ready? Find out the answer on my blog. #buhaymommychecklist #buhaymommysays #readinesschecklist #significantstep #cognitive #social #emotional #physical #mommybloggersph #southboundblogger #instagood #instalike #instadaily Credits to IUSD.org for the checklist
This checklist helped me check Yana’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development, which is important to my child’s success. Specifically for ages 4 to 5 years old.
Part 1 of the checklist shows the concept development of the child. Yana is able to recognize colors. She can participate in art and music activities in school. She always asks questions, understands the concepts of in/out, on/off, front/back, and up/down. She knows the body parts (from head to toe), she can draw a portrait as well. And one thing notice me she demonstrates curiosity behavior to everything around her. And this is because Yana can communicate clearly and engagement in any school activities helped.
Part 2 checks the physical development such as riding a tricycle, bouncing a ball, enjoys outdoor play like running, jumping but not climbing yet. She can also cut using scissors and even putting puzzles together.
Part 3 checks the physical health and safety of my child; Yana have a set of routine and schedule, good health habits, we visit her Pediatrician and dentist regularly, she can follow bit of safety rules (which we need to teach her more).
Part 4 checks if Yana can understand the passing of time (like morning, afternoon, night, yesterday,tomorrow, etc.) well, she can. She can correctly count 2 to 10 objects, she understands the idea of grouping or arranging things into big and small, lighter or heavier, items that are the sam
Part 5 checks the language development; Yana can now talk in sentences, uses descriptive language, she can pretend, create, make up songs. She can even tell story of what she had experience for the day. And she asks a lot of things around her.
Part 6 is about reading development, she can read basic sight words, and I think it really helped she always read labels here at home be it like cereal boxes, grocery items, routine chart that I made, street signs, memorizing bible verses. I think Yana can read longer sentences soon. She’s a fast learner.
Part 7 is about writing, at her age of 5, she can write her first and last name correctly and legibly. She loves writing love notes to us, (she is a sweet girl) it helped that she always see me writing reminders, notes and recipes on a paper.
Part 8 is the last but I think is important; social and emotional development, she can tell what and how she feels,she ask helps when necessary, but Yana is still a child, she cries when she’s upset, sometimes not following instructions (she tend not to listen), not complying with some house rules because she like to do it her way. But we understand this could really happen.
I believe we can help our children do well in every step they are taking. Below are the things helped and will help my child:
1. Writing notes to them more often. 🙂
2. In the home/school routine that we have, we limit the television watching, and use of gadget.
3. We read and discuss home works.
4. They love working with worksheets.
5. I gave them specific duties like watering the plants, feeding the dog, preparing the table.
6. When traveling, I encourage them to read road signs and explain to them what it means.
7. I do dance with them.
8. We will have special reading time.
9. Will start making their scrapbook about their interests.
10. Look up words in dictionary with them.
11. More counting experiences with them.
12. Listen to my children.
13. More baking activity to help them read and understand measurements, instructions.
There’s a lot of things we can do to help our children excel, learn more things as they grow. We just need to give our 101% LOVE, SUPPORT, PATIENCE, TRUST to our children.
Credits and reference from IUSD.org