Self-Help Skills

Your child’s ability to succeed in school starts long before kindergarten. Use the checklist to help you and your child keep track of the school readiness skills he or she has mastered. Place a check mark in each box once your child has completed the activities for that skill.  Be sure to celebrate your child’s accomplishments through lots of praise and encouragement.

❏ Uses the toilet without help
❏ Fastens and unfastens own clothing (zippers, shoes, jackets) without assistance
❏ Feeds self using utensils
❏ Helps put away toys or clothes
❏ Keeps track of personal belongings
❏ Covers mouth or nose when sneezing or coughing