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PARENT RESOURCES
FOR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS

KINDERGARTEN LITERACY

According to Reading Rockets, at age 5, most kindergartners become able to:

  • Sound like they are reading when pretending to read
  • Enjoy being read to and retell simple stories
  • Use descriptive language to explain or to ask questions
  • Recognize letters and letter-sound matches
  • Show familiarity with rhyming and beginning sounds
  • Understand that print is read left-to-right and top-to-bottom
  • Begin to match spoken words with written ones
  • Begin to write letters of the alphabet and some words they use and hear often
  • Begin to write stories with some readable parts

Get more resources at Reading Rockets: Literacy Milestones Age 5

Literacy Activities

KINDERGARTEN NUMERACY

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Education, by the end of the school year, your child may be able to:

  • Count numbers in order to 100 by 1s and 10s
  • Separate a small group of objects into at least two equal sets
  • Identify pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters
  • Recognize, duplicate, and extend patterns
  • Arrange up to 6 objects according to lengths
  • Use smaller shapes to form a larger shape

Download Oklahoma Department of Education Family Guide to Kindergarten Math

Numeracy Activities

The Ontario Ministry of Education has put together a wonderful resource for math activities that are appropriate for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, as well as older children.

Download the Parent Guide