Mar 04, 2022
- Recognizes some letter names and sounds
- TIP: Practice reading with your child while following the letters with his or her finger. Point out the beginning sounds for objects around the house.
- Ability to listen to a story and respond to basic questions
- Recognizes most colors
- Attempts to hold pencil correctly while writing some letters and numbers
- Recognizes 1-10, Counts by 1s
- TIP: Math is everywhere be sure to include counting and number recognition into your day to day
Fine Motor Development
- Has beginning cutting skills
- Can attempt to write his or her name. (First and Last)
- Can grasp small objects and pinch crayons and pencils
- TIP: To build fine motor skills in preparation for Kindergarten use play-doh, coloring time, lacing, and legos. Play time is essential for building these essential skills.
Social Emotional Development
- Verbally interacts with others
- Has self-regulation techniques: (breathing, counting, asking for help)
- Tip: Practice delayed gratification games (Red Light, Green Light/ Simon Says)
- Can play independently and cooperatively
- Listens to and follows basic instructions with minimal prompting
Virtual Learning Skills
- Can follow basic instructions
- Respectful towards teachers and peers
- Respectful of boundaries set by parent.
- The child will be expected to interact on webcam using hand signals. It is important that the child is able to follow prompts and not try to touch other apps on the computer during class-time. Practice this with your child ahead of school starting in the fall.
- Ability to communicate concerns to teacher or parent
- Ability to find a solution to a problem
- TIP: Focus on affirming and encouraging problem-solving with your child. “That sounds like a problem. Can you find a solution to that problem?”