I was at my 3 year old's swim class the other day when another mother asked if I had "the list" of things a child entering kindergarten MUST know. I was shocked that there was a list and even more shocked to know that there was something other than four full years of childhood and fun he was supposed to have under his tiny belt. But it got me thinking... what should he know for kindergarten? At 3 years, one month, he already knows all his shapes, colors and can count to 10. He recognizes numbers 1-9 and a few letters. He doesn't jump, skip, hop but can swim like a fish (he's actually learning to do the crawl now!!). He doesn't draw anything but circles he says are monsters but can do 50 piece puzzles. Obviously I'm not a flash card type mom and everything he knows is from daily life, but out of curiousity, what MUST he know two years from now?
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8/3/03 at 1:46am