How They Grow in KindergartenWhere They AreThe average five-year-old is enthusiastic, helpful, and conforming. He:Attempts only things he knows he can do.Needs attention, affection, and praise.Is energetic and fidgety.Has a short attention span.May show opposite extremes of behavior.May become less well-behaved as the school year progresses.Where They're GoingAt five years old, your child is learning to understandherself. You can help by encouraging her as she:
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.