Kindergarten Readiness Checklist: What Skills Your Child Should Have

Just like a bear cub preparing for hibernation, your child needs to be equipped with all the necessary skills to face the challenges of kindergarten. At The Teddy Bear Village in Framingham, MA, we are all about getting your little cubs ready for the big leagues of kindergarten! To help ease the transition, we’ve created a brief guide of the essential skills we believe your child should have before taking the next step. Read on and enroll in our Pre-K program today to get ready!

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Social Skills

Kindergarten is like a teddy bear picnic, where your little cub needs to know how to play nice with others. It's important that they can share their honey pots, take turns with the bee buzzers, and communicate their feelings without a growl. Our Pre-K program is the perfect way to teach these important social skills, with group activities and playful interactions. Don't miss the chance to let your little one join in on the fun!

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Mastering Motor Skills

Your child should be able to hold a pencil, cut with scissors, and draw basic shapes. Gross motor skills like hopping, jumping, and skipping are also important. Our Pre-K program has plenty of opportunities for your child to develop these skills through art projects and active playtime.

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Language Skills

In the den of kindergarten, communication is the honey that makes everything sweeter. To help your little bear cub buzz with confidence, our bilingual Pre-K program focuses on developing their listening skills, understanding of shapes, colors, and numbers, and ability to express themselves. From storytelling to language lessons, we are ready to help your child bear-ly contain their excitement for kindergarten!

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Knowledge of Letters and Numbers

Not every child needs to be a prodigy in reading and math before entering kindergarten, but we believe that having a basic understanding of letters and numbers is crucial to starting off on the right paw. That's why our Framingham VPK program includes a variety of fun and interactive activities that introduce and reinforce letter and number recognition.

At The Teddy Bear Village, we provide a nurturing environment where your child can develop the necessary skills for kindergarten readiness. If you're interested in learning more about our preschool programs, contact us today and schedule a visit with our Framingham childcare center.

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