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Parent’s Guide

to Support Learning from Home


Entering Kindergarten is an exciting transition as your child becomes an official student! While you’re at home looking to support your new student, the following list of academic skills and activities can help support you! This list highlights those academic skills you can focus on at home with your kindergartner. We have also included a variety of ageappropriate activities that will entertain, educate, and engage your child! 


  • Count and write numbers from 1 to 20 (and potentially higher)
  • Count, sort, and compare groups of objects up to 20
  • Use objects, drawings, actions, and sounds to solve single-digit addition and subtraction problems
  • Recognize, create, copy, and extend patterns
  • Identify the big hand and little hand on an analog clock, tell time to the hour, and understand that when the big hand is on the 12, it means “o’clock”


  • Notice what they experience with their senses
  • Learn about the world around them through observation and experimentation
  • Record observations using graphs, pictures, and words


  • Write and learn both uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet and their sounds
  • Read and listen to stories
  • Talk about stories they have read, including the characters and events
  • Recognize basic sight words and rhyming words
  • Write and draw about a variety of topics, including objects, their opinion, and things happening in their lives