What does the typical child know academically upon entering kindergarten?
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Host: What does the typical child know academically upon entering kindergarten? Dr. Rene Hackney: Entering into kindergarten, the typical kindergartner knows three to five shapes, five to eight colors that they can identify. They tend to have one to one correspondence meaning, they can match numbers with things up to about 10. The typical kindergartener also tends to have letter recognition. There is a wide range though walking into most Public School into their kindergartener classrooms, there will children who have letter recognition and who are starting to read in September and there will be children who have no letter recognition at all. So, there is a real wide range of what is known by children entering into kindergarten.

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