Local school districts are beginning to register children for next fall’s kindergarten classes. Most experts agree that the following are signs of general kindergarten readiness:

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  1. Understands and follows two- and three- step instructions.


  1. Goes to the bathroom independently.


  1. Manages zippers, buttons and shoes.


  1. Identifies some letters of the alphabet and can count to 10.boy tieing shoe


  1. Can hold a pencil and cut with scissors.


  1. Shows an interest in books and storytelling.


  1. Is receptive to learning new things.


  1. Gets along with other children by sharing and taking turns.


  1. Demonstrates an ability to work with others through compromise and communication.


  1. Identifies basic shapes.
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