• Preschool Button

  • Physical development
    Daily living skills
    Give me a chance to…

    • Dress myself
    • Open snacks and serve myself
    • Go to the bathroom independently
    • Blow my nose and wash my hands

    Fine motor and hand strength
    Give me a chance to…

    • Use school tools like pencils, crayons, scissors, glue & tape.
    • Pull, push, grab, kneed, pound, stretch, pinch, & squish objects

    Gross motor/body strength and balance
    Give me a chance to…

    • Climb, run, jump, crawl, swing, throw, kick and bounce
    • Build and dig

    Social-emotional development
    Display independence
    Give me a chance to…

    • Follow daily routines and expectations
    • Try new and challenging things
    • Ask for help
    • Make mistakes and get messy

    Express feelings
    Give me a chance to…

    • Feel and name my feelings
    • Struggle
    • Talk about feelings (yours, mine and others)
    • Breathe, take a break, and move forward when I have strong feelings

    Build relationships
    Give me a chance to…

    • Meet people my own age
    • Trust other adults
    • Solve problems with others (with support as needed)

    Build flexible thinking
    Give me a chance to…

    • Hear “no,” and not get what I want
    • Problem solve
    • Share my ideas
  • Mathematics development
    1:1 correspondence up to 10
    Give me a chance to…

    • Count out loud
    • Touch and count objects

    Basic shapes and colors identification
    Give me a chance to…

    • Name a circle, square, triangle and rectangle
    • Find a circle, square, triangle and rectangle
    • Name the colors: red, orange, yellow, blue, green, purple, black, white and brown
    • Find the colors: red, orange, yellow, blue, green, purple, black, white and brown

    Sorting collections by attributes (color, shape, size, purpose) and number of attributes
    Give me a chance to…

    • Sort familiar objects (toys, balls, blocks, Legos, dishes, etc.) by color and size
    • Show you small groups of up to six items
    • Roll a dice and hand you that number of items

    Literacy and language development
    Identify and name some letters
    Give me a chance to…

    • Sing the ABC song
    • Play with letter magnets or puzzles
    • Look for letters in children’s books
    • Connect the letter name to its letter shape

    Start to write
    Give me a chance to…

    • Recognize and write my name
    • Pretend to write a list, note, card, etc.

    Rhyme
    Give me a chance to…

    • Learn a rhyming song i.e. Jack and Jill, Hickory Dickory Dock, Itsy Bitsy Spider
    • Listen to rhyming books i.e. Dr. Seuss, Brown Bear, Pete the Cat

    Treat and use books correctly
    Give me a chance to…

    • Hold a book and turn pages from left to right
    • Pretend to read the book and/or read the pictures
    • Talk about and ask questions about a book
    • Visit the library (school or public library, story time sessions)

    Communicate with others
    Give me a chance to…

    • Greet others appropriately
    • Have a back and forth conversation
    • Follow verbal directions with two to three steps
    • Express my needs and wants and ask for help when needed

     

  • Cognitive development
    Sustain focus and interest in lessons and activities
    Give me a chance to…

    • Listen to a story and ask questions
    • Clean up my own messes
    • Complete a task from start to finish
    • Talk about how the world works

    Try more than one way to solve a problem

    Give me a chance to…

    • Make mistakes and fix them
    • Express what I need
    • Share my ideas, and accept others’ ideas
    • Wait and take turns

    Role-play life experiences through dramatic play, art, and construction projects
    Give me a chance to…

    • Dress up and pretend to be something/someone else
    • Build my own creations
    • Draw, color, cut and create