According to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, "By the end of kindergarten, your child should be able to do the following tasks in each area.
Follow 1–2 simple directions in a row.
Listen to and understand stories.
Follow a simple conversation
Speak clearly enough so that most people understand what he says.
Answer simple yes/no questions. Answer questions like, "What did you have for lunch today?"
Retell a story or talk about something he did.
Take turns talking and keep a conversation going.Show interest in and start conversations.
Know how a book works. For example, we read from left to right and top to bottom in English.
Understand that sounds make up words.
Pick out words that rhyme, like cat and hat.
Tell you the first sound in words, like mmmm for milk.
Says the sounds for some letters, like buh for B.
Identify upper- and lowercase letters.Recognize some words by sight.
"Read" a few picture books from memory.
Pretend to read by talking about pictures in a book.
Print her first name.
Draw a picture that tells a story. Write about the picture. Your child may write a letter or word to stand for a whole sentence or idea.
Write upper- and lowercase letters. They may not be clear or neat.
Write or type letters in no set order, like Mu zEos lx."
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Your Child's Communication: Kindergarten. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/kindergarten/