A few months ago I was at the Public Library looking for books to go with our theme when I overheard a conversation between a parent and one of the Librarians. The parent was concerned that their child wasn't going to be "academically ready" for Kindergarten. She was wondering what skills her 2 year-old needed to have before starting Kindergarten.
I've been mulling over this question for awhile now, especially as my mind starts thinking about the start of next school year.
What do you think are the "essential" skills that kiddos should have when entering Kindergarten?