JT would have been in his third year of preschool right now (he has a late birthday) if he hadn't been stricken with a bout of separation anxiety that I had really not expected. His anxiety sparked right in the middle of Patty's anxiety about attending a new school, and we decided to let JT stay home with me this year. Now, I am left to prepare him for Kindergarten and I was happy to see this little online tool in an email I received recently: Kindergarten Readiness Test.
You can access your child's Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Auditory Processing, Visual Discrimination, Letter/Word Awareness, Phonemic Awareness, Math/Number Awareness, and Social/Emotional Development. At the end, you're left with a tidy little table and a nice summary of your child's strengths and weaknesses. That's a pretty handy little tool!
Obviously, we have our work cut out for us in the Letter/Word/Phonemic Awareness department. But, we have seven months to master those 26 letters so I'm not worried that JT will be unprepared for Kindergarten this fall. I'll search Pinterest for some cool ABC activities and get busy!