Home > School and Learning > By Grade > Kindergarten > What Your Child Will Learn > Kindergarten: What Will They Learn?
|

Kindergarten: What Will They Learn?

In kindergarten, the major goal is to help your child become comfortable in school. She'll learn to get along with others, follow rules, and some of the basic skills needed to read, write, and do math. Find out what else your child will learn this year.

  • Recognize and form uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

  • Match sounds to each alphabet letter.

  • Recognize and use rhyming words.

  • Begin reading words by using initial consonant sounds and such sound patterns as -an and -at (fan, man, can) and (sat, rat, pat).

  • Recognize a few frequently used sight words such as: the, and, is.

  • Capitalize the first and last name of a person and the word "I".

  • Count, recognize, and write the numbers up to 20.

  • Identify, draw, cut, and name squares, circles, triangles, ovals, diamonds, and rectangles.

  • Classify and group objects according to such characteristics as shape, color, size, texture, and so on.

  • Understand how people in communities work together.

  • Use their five senses to make simple scientific observations.

    More on: Kindergarten

    |

  • highlights

    10 Nut-Free Lunch Ideas
    Packing nut-free school lunches can be tricky! If your child has a nut allergy or his school has banned peanut butter, try these tasty and safe nut-free lunches.

    Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
    Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

    Top 12 Fundraising Ideas
    Need some new ideas for raising big money for your child’s school or team? Check out the best school fundraisers, suggested and reviewed by parents like you!

    Ready for Kindergarten?
    Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

    stay connected

    Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

    Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

    Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

    editor’s picks