Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16Children develop at different rates, and there is a huge range of what“normal”looks like at this age. Schools recognize that children entering Kinder- garten have different skill levels, and teachers are prepared and ready to work with children who have a wide variety of skills and learning styles. Kindergarten is the beginning of a child’s formal education, and it’s important that your child have a positive kindergarten experience. This book goes over the skills teachers would like a child starting kindergarten to have. It will also give you a number of simple, easy things that you can do to help your child get ready for kindergarten. Knowing letters and numbers are important skills, but, as you will see, there are many other skills that also contribute to a successful kindergarten year. As you help your preschooler get ready for kindergarten, try to make learning fun. Encourage curiosity and imagination—and answer those endless questions. INTRODUCTION 4