School Readiness

When a child is born we don’t often think about their first day of kindergarten or graduating from high school.  But consider the fact that 80% of a child’s brain develops from birth to age three!  During this time parents have a very important role in determining their child’s later success in school and life.

Below are some resources that will help you be your child’s first and best teacher:

Readiness Checklists:

PDF Document7 months
PDF Document12 months
PDF Document24 months
PDF Document36 months
PDF Document48 months
PDF Document60 months

Websites:

www.readingrockets.org
www.readyatfive.org
www.michigan.gov  (search Kindergarten Transition)

Other Resources:

PDF DocumentGet Ready to Read Checklists 

PDF DocumentShining Stars: Toddlers Early Literacy

PDF DocumentShining Stars: Preschoolers Get Ready to Read

PDF DocumentA Child Becomes a Reader- Birth to Preschool

PDF DocumentA Child Becomes a Reader- K-3rd grade

PDF DocumentBuilding Blocks to Reading

PDF DocumentBecoming a Reader - Five Elements

PDF DocumentWays to Improve Fine Motor Skills

PDF DocumentPhonemic Awareness

PDF DocumentHelp Me Hold My Crayon