Trinity United Methodist Church
Friday, December 13, 2013
A Place in the Son
4 Year Old and Pre- Kindergarten Skills & Concepts
Our four year olds work toward mastery of a variety of age-appropriate skills and concepts throughout the preschool year. Some of these abilities may emerge as the child approaches five years of age. These skills and concepts are introduced throughout the preschool year using a variety of activities. Some of these are listed below.
Social Skills - learns the give and take of play, uses words to resolve conflicts, participates in a group, and respects teachers' authority
Language Skills - engages in conversations, memorizes and repeats songs, uses language correctly, gives relevant responses to questions, tells full name and age, knows siblings' and classmates' names, understands opposites and prepositions, listens to ten minute stories
Cognitive Skills - pays attention and concentrates on tasks, understands five senses, recalls information previously taught, sequences a story, pairs related objects, recognizes what objects do not belong together, draws a figure with facial features and body parts, predicts realistic outcomes of events
Math - counts to 15, counts 10 objects, sorts by size and shape and color, knows shapes, matches sets
Science - understands seasons, knows colors, knows that plants grow from seeds, understands animals
Gross Motor Skills - throws and catches balls, runs, tiptoes, balances on one foot, hops, moves body to commands
Fine Motor Skills - uses crayon with fingers, uses scissors and glue correctly, folds paper, strings beads, fits pegs in holes, laces, works puzzles, paints, copies lines and circles
Pre-Kindergarten Skills - additional skills such as printing name, identifying letters and numbers, ordering numbers, rhyming words, counting to 20, producing letter sounds, beginning to read color words, etc.