Physical Development & Health:

  • Learning to be active and healthy
  • I encourage my child to be active.
  • My child plays games outside and enjoys playing
  • on playgrounds.
  • My child runs, jumps, hops, and plays catch.
  • I play with small toys with my child.
  • My child plays with Play Doh, small blocks, and puzzles.
  • My child colors, draws, and uses scissors to cut paper.
  • I encourage my child to care for himself.
  • My child uses the bathroom and washes hands
  • without assistance.
  • My child can get dressed, snap, button, zip, and put on coat and shoes independently.
  • I encourage my child to be healthy.
  • My child tries different foods, including fruits and vegetables.
  • My child brushes her teeth.
  • My child sleeps 8 or more hours every night.

Social and Emotional Development: Learning about feelings and behaviors

  • I listen to and respect my child.
  • My child tells me about feelings.
  • My child shows concern for the feelings of others.
  • I give my child ideas of what to do when sad, lonely, angry, and frustrated.
  • My child is beginning to find ways to cope with feelings.
  • I talk to my child about rules and routines.
  • My child listens to me and follows simple directions, such as, “Put on your shoes and your coat.”
  • My child talks and listens to me in conversation.
  • I support my child in finding ways to solve problems.
  • My child plays with other children and shares.
  • My child solves problems during play.
  • My child takes turns when playing with others.

Numeracy: Learning about numbers

  • I count and talk about numbers with my child every day.
  • My child counts while setting the table, waiting, walking upstairs, or at the store.
  • My child talks about numbers, such as, “I have 3 cars.”
  • My child knows some numbers.
  • I talk about shapes and sizes with my child every day.
  • My child can name and sort simple shapes. ( , Δ, , )
  • My child uses words like big, little, more, and less.

Literacy: Learning to read and write

  • I read to my child every day.
  • My child is interested in books, magazines, and signs.
  • My child can tell the story of a familiar book.
  • My child shares stories and tells me about their day.
  • My child talks with me and asks and answers questions. (Why?, How?, What?)
  • I sing songs and rhyme words with my child every day.
  • My child repeats songs and rhymes.
  • My child can make up silly rhymes.
  • I write with my child every day.
  • My child makes lines and shapes.
  • My child is beginning to write her name.
  • My child knows some letters in his own name.