Welcome to Kindergarten!

Supporting your child during remote
 learning can be challenging.
Here are some simple do's and don'ts that can make a big difference in your child's progress 
this year.

*Make sure your child eats breakfast
*Create a designated space for your child to work 
*Help your child stay organized
*Praise your child's effort

What academic skills should my child practice before kindergarten? 

  • recognize and name basic shapes: square, circle, triangle, and rectangle
  • recognize and name numbers 1-10, even when they are out of order
  • count to 20
  • count 10 objects, pointing to each one as he/she counts
  • say or sing the alphabet
  • recognize the letters of the alphabet, both uppercase and lowercase (even out of order)
  • identify colors in an 8-ct crayon pack
  • recognize his/her first name
  • write his/her first name
  • sort items by size, color, or shape
  • hold a book and turn pages
  • tell if two words rhyme
  • identify some letter sounds

Daily Things To Do With 

Your Child At Home


  • Read to your child
  • Ask your child to read to you
  • Practice our high frequency words
  • Count to 100 with your child
  • Practice writing their first and last name
  • Encourage your child to practice dressing and undressing themselves
  • Practice shoe tying
  • Go outside and have fun!



Please read with your child every day.  
The Windham Public Library is open for curbside pickup.
Call 518-734-4405

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