As a child enters first grade, there are several academic standards we expect them to be able to do to show they are ready for the first grade curriculum. I will attach a file with a list of some of the most essential standards for your incoming first grader. As always, if you need help in finding activities, please give me a call. The absolute most important thing you can do, is read to your child. Daily. Have conversations with them about their world, and what kinds of things are going on around them. Because our lives are so busy with the routine, we often forget their level of understanding. Be sure to have those conversations of how you pay for things, and what different items are called. This will improve their communication skills as well as their vocabulary.