Gone are the days when kindergarten was all about eating paste while gluing Cheerios to the letter C. Kindergarten has become the new first grade with higher demands and requirements. Parents often worry if their preschooler will be ready for kindergarten when the time comes. The good news is there are more resources than ever to help children develop the skills they need.
Most kids will develop them naturally with a little help from parents or preschool. Skills are generally split into six areas: Language skills, learning and cognition skills, phonological/print knowledge, mathematics, social-emotional skills and physical development.