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Becoming a Kindergartner :
Is Your Child Ready for Language Immersion Kindergarten?





  • Is your child excited about entering Kindergarten? An eager learner will usually adapt quicker to the structure of Kindergarten.


  • Can your child listen AND follow simple directions? In any Kindergarten class, it is expected that students follow the directions given by their teacher. It is especially essential in an immersion setting where learning a language is primarily auditory.


  • Can your child complete simple tasks independently? A highly dependent child may not be ready for the activities and responsibility of Kindergarten.


  • Can your child draw, color and cut without help? These fine motor skills are essential to complete various grade level activities.


  • Does your child identify most upper and lower- case letters of the alphabet and their sounds? Can she count and identify most written numbers to 10? Can he write his name? Kindergarten is a much more academically rigorous environment than most parents can remember, and it is especially so in an immersion setting.


  • Can your child clearly communicate his needs to an adult, other than a family member?


  • Does your child play well with others? Can she share? Since your child will be interacting with others, social skills are particularly important in school.


  • Can your child care for her personal needs, independently? Children need to be somewhat self-sufficient by school-age.




If you answered "Yes" or "Sometimes" to those questions, your child

is most likely ready for Kindergarten!








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