This is a sample of questions used by a private establishment in our neighborhood as part of their KG selection process. Our older kid was subjected to these questions at the age of 4 years and 3 months, and didn’t make the cut. Hopefully other parents going through this process can find this useful as a Kindergarten readiness checklist.
Books for Kindergarten Readiness:
- Visual Skills
- Identify different shapes using the right term. This goes beyond the basic shapes e.g hexagon.
- Identify different colors including shade variations like light green, dark green etc.
- Follow along as a pattern is made with blocks. Make the same pattern with another set of blocks.
- From a mixed group of objects separate and combine like items.
- Math Concepts
- Count from zero to twenty and back from twenty to zero.
- Count out objects from one to twenty in a random order.
- Match a group of different objects to the numbers on the other side.
- Estimate the length of a ruler by using a smaller object. The smaller object could be a pencil or own hand.
- Identify the ordinal position of objects in random order.
- Identify whether an object is placed above, below, right or left to a reference.
- Human Body and Sensory Skills
- Identify parts of a human body in little more detail like wrist as opposed to hand.
- Identify the various functions performed by different organs.
- Complete a puzzle involving a human body.
- Describe how an item felt to touch from a group of objects. A rock would be described as hard.
- Social Studies
- Identify the sport from a picture e.g beach volleyball
- Identify food objects including ability to identify a small carton to be milk instead of juice.
- Identify different animals.
- Language/Reading Screening
- Alphabets/ Numbers Recognition
- Opposites for words like loud, hot and happy.
- Write both first name and last name.
- Read a small word like 'tap' by phonically sounding each letter.
- Distinguish between similar sounding words like sing - sink, farm - firm, wish - which.
- Listening and Analytical Readiness
- Repeat a sequence of numbers like 4-6-10-5-3.
- Carry out a set of instructions e.g Get up - Touch the door - Sit Down
- Follow along as the names of some kids reading books in a picture are identified. Then identify who was who.
- Follow along as the names of four children and their activity are identified in random order. Get the combination right and relate each kid to his or her activity.
- Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills.
Books for Kindergarten Readiness:
- Advanced Placement (AP: 9-12) Textbooks, Guides, Workbooks, and Resources - ISBNs, Used, and List Prices.
- High School Textbooks (Online Media CD/DVD Versions) - ISBNs, Used & List Prices.
- High School Teacher's Editions & Resources - ISBNs, Used & List Prices.
- High School Textbooks, Guides & Workbooks - ISBNs, Used & List Prices.
- Middle School Textbooks (Online Media CD/DVD Versions) – ISBNs, Used, and List Prices.
- Middle School Teacher's Editions & Resources – ISBNs, Used & List Prices.
- Middle School Textbooks, Guides & Workbooks – ISBNs, Used & List Prices.
- Elementary School Textbooks (Online Media CD/DVD Versions) – ISBNs, Used & List Prices.
- Elementary School Teacher's Editions & Resources - ISBNs, Used & List Prices.
- Elementary School Textbooks, Guides & Workbooks - ISBN Numbers, Used & List Prices.
Last Updated: 07/2016.