The transition to kindergarten is one of the most important points in a child’s educational journey.  It can have a significant impact on the child’s academic experience and shape the family’s view of their role in supporting their child.  Check out these free resources to help young children and their families prepare for kindergarten. 

Explore Kindergarten Readiness Skills

Social-Emotional Learning

Social-Emotional Learning

Healthy social-emotional skills increase children’s learning capacity and are essential for connecting with others. They help us manage our emotions, build healthy relationships, and feel empathy.
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Math Skills

Math Skills

Math skills like counting, matching numbers to amounts, and naming shapes are foundational for future math learning.
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Gross Motor Skills

Gross Motor Skills

Gross motor skills are abilities that let us do tasks that involve large muscles in our torso, legs, and arms. They involve whole-body movements.
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Literacy Skills

Literacy Skills

Skills like letter recognition, making rhymes, and writing their name are some of the first literacy skills students need to become strong readers.
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Communication

Communication

Effective communication is an essential component of academic performance and relationship building. Developing these skills provides benefits across many areas of school and life.
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Fine Motor Skills

Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills are the ability to make movements using the small muscles in our hands and wrists. They support children’s ability to write and perform other learning activities.
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Kindergarten Readiness Cards in More Languages

Spanish

Karen

Kunama

Mandarin

Nepalese

Resources for Your School

* The cards are free for South Dakota schools. Please contact Tori Lange for out of state pricing.

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