Readiness in Preschool Children is basically categorized in three parts-
1. Reading Readiness
2. Writing Readiness
3. Math readiness 

What is Reading Readiness
Reading readiness is a state of General Maturity which when reached, allows a child to learn to read without much difficulty and makes the reading activity meaningful for the child. Both heredity and environment affect the child’s potential for reading.

Pre- Reading Skills-Informal Activities

  • Dolls play
  • Block play
  • Sand play
  • Water play
  • Clay play
  • Puzzles

Pre-Reading Skills-Formal Activities

  • Matching (object to outline/shadow; go together)
  • Sorting-only
  • Ordering- next, correct order, sequence
  • Pairing- go together
  • Same and different
  • Odd one out
  • What’s wrong
  • What’s missing
  • Find the differences
  • Visual constancy

Important Activities for Reading Readiness

  • Labeling
  • Learning to read pictures
  • Conversation and story telling
  • Audio visual aids
  • Puppet shows
  • Dramatization
  • Making and using picture books
  • Oral and written directions in class
  • Fitting objects and words into categories

What is Writing Readiness
Writing readiness may be defined as a point at which previous experiences have developed in a child , the appropriate skills and attitudes necessary for beginning hand writing instructions.

Writing Readiness- Informal Activities

  • Sand Play
  • Clay play
  • Water play
  • Block play
  • Creative activities
  • Threading beads
  • Pouring
  • Polishing
  • Sorting

Writing readiness-formal activities

  • Mazes
  • Trailing
  • Stenciling
  • Tracing
  • Join the dots
  • Complete the picture
  • Progression (Left to Right;Top to Bottom direction; space; concentration)
  • Scribbling
  • Dots
  • Mandala pattern
  • Dashes – left to right; right to left
  • Random scribbling
  • Random crosses
  • Spokes from a dot
  • Horizontal wavy patterns
  • Vertical wavy patterns
  • Horizontal and vertical wavy patterns
  • Pattern writing
  • Alphabet
  • Words
  • Sentences
  • Creative writing

What is Math Readiness?
Math cannot be defined in a few words as it is a universal language and is involved in our daily lives. It does not limit to knowing only the numerals as it involves the hierarchy of concepts. Math helps children to make a sense of the world around them and prepares them to reason and enhances problem solving skills. 

Math Readiness

  • Language of numbers
  • Size (big and small; fat and thin)
  • Quantity (few and many; more and less)
  • Relative Location (far and near, in and out)
  • Seriation sequencing (first, second, third)
  • Shapes (round, triangle)
  • Time (long ago, bed time and lunch time)
  • Volume (empty/full; deep /shallow)
  • Introduction to concepts
  • Stages of counting
  • Introduction to Numbers
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Measures
  • Weight, length, time and volume
  • MSOP (Matching ,Sorting, Ordering, Pairing)

Stages of Counting

  • Counting by rote
  • Rote counting with touching objects.
  • Rational Counting
  • Rational counting without touching
  • Rational numbers of non – concrete stimuli.



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