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What Do Children Learn in Kindergarten?

Here are some of the things that we attempt to master throughout the year:

Social and Emotional Development

  • Develop independence and feel comfortable when separated from familiar people, places and things
  • Remain focused on one task and complete it
  • Use appropriate language to express feelings and needs
  • Take part in games and school activities
  • Develop a sense of patience (wait their turn, raise their hand)
  • Try to handle problems (look for a lost mitten instead of standing and crying)
  • Relax for short periods of time
  • Transition easily from one activity to another

Social Responsibility

  • Develop concern for others
  • Help with and be responsible for some kindergarten chores
  • Be polite (Please and thank you)
  • Get along well with other children

Aesthetic and Artistic Development

  • Tell about the things that he/she creates
  • Add details to drawings
  • Sing and move to music
  • Use his/her imagination

Physical Development

  • Develop climbing, running, jumping, galloping and balancing skills
  • Develop fine motor skills (printing, colouring, cutting)
  • Develop hand-eye co-ordination (catching, building)
  • Put on their own jacket, pack their own bag, put on their own shoes and possibly tie laces
  • Learn how to help form a straight line and travel as a group from one area to another safely

Language and Literacy

  • Recognize and write his/her own name (first and last with proper letter formation)
  • Recognize the upper and lower case letters
  • Say the sounds of the letters
  • Possibly identify some sight words and use them in daily writing
  • Show interest in books and reading
  • Develop the ability to orally manipulate the sounds in words
  • Understand the difference between letter, word and sentence
  • Combine writing with drawings
  • Follow and give simple directions
  • Name basic colours
  • Say and recognize the names of the days of the week
  • Tell his/her full name, birthday, age, and where they live
  • Tell a story with events in the proper order, tell and original (his/her own) story, tell a story about a picture
  • Speak clearly and fluently
  • Know some poems, nursery rhymes and songs
  • Be interested in some commonly seen words (labels, traffic signs)
  • Have fun with words that rhyme and start with the same sounds
  • Do simple reasoning, pay attention and give his/her ideas

Numeracy

  • Count by 1ís to 100, 2ís to 10, 5ís to 50, and 10ís to 100
  • Recognize numbers
  • Recognize small groups without counting not matter how the group is arranged
  • Find things which are the same or different in pictures, shapes objects, and words
  • Create a pattern (eg. ABAB)
  • Name the common shapes and match them
  • Match numbers of objects to numerals
  • Begin to understand the concept of time (yesterday, today, tomorrow/before, after/now, later)

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