Kindergarten Kids Learning

As your kid starts Kindergarten, You'll watch with delight as your child takes their first steps toward reading, expands their vocabulary, and writes the letters of the alphabet.

It’s important to realize that no two children learn at exactly the same rate. You can help them succeed in kindergarten by building their confidence, which will instill a love of learning that lasts throughout life. 

Here are the important kindergarten learning milestones children will achieve in the kindergarten , with tips for helping the kid stay on track with the kindergarten curriculum at home.

Letters in Kindergarten

By the end of kindergarten, your child will recognize, name, and write all 26 letters of the alphabet (both uppercase and lowercase). They'll know the correct sound that each letter makes, and they'll be able to read about 30 high-frequency words—also called "sight words"—such as andthe, and in.

How can a parent help?

Reading together with your child at home  is a fun activity that builds concentration, focus, and vocabulary. Look for books about your child's particular interests and get suggestions from the librarian, but make sure the books aren’t too hard to understand. Kids learn through repetition, so you can  read the same favourite books over and over, ask questions, and encourage your child to say simple words aloud.

Throughout the day, encourage them to read the words they see on street signs, billboards, and computer screens, or have them search for high-frequency words in a magazine.

Writing in Kindergarten

The process of writing is not an easy one. Kids will start with lines and then slowly progress to Alphabets. Its ok if they are not able to write. Practising daily will help

How can a parent help?

Keep a special box filled with writing materials (crayons, pencils, markers, paper, and notepads) so your child can practice writing simple words . Ask about what they've written, and have them read it aloud. Offer encouragement by displaying their writings on the refrigerator.

Numbers and Counting in Kindergarten

Kindergarten kids usually learn numbers from 1 to 30 or 50. 

How can a parent help?

Help your kindergartner look for the numbers one through 30 in magazines and newspapers. They can cut them out, glue them on paper, and put them in numerical order. When you're riding in the car or waiting in line, play a game of "What comes next?" Give your child a number and ask them to identify the following number, which might help them reach kindergarten goals.  

At bedtime, ask them to count how many stuffed animals they have.

Shapes and Objects in Kindergarten

Kids usually learn how to name and describe common shapes (circle, square, triangle, By the end of the year, they'll be able to identify, sort, and classify objects by color, size, and shape.

How can a parent help

Encourage the child to recognise shapes in daily life.  You may ask the child also to recognize the different properties of the shape. For example, a square has all equal sides. Or that a rectangle has opposite sides as equal

you may use the kids art kit to cut out shapes together and paste them in a large chart

You may ask kids to sort their toys by shape, size  and color. Lego pieces are great to do this game