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Check Lists for Preschooler's 

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Language Growth
  • Preschoolers use complete sentences
  • They can state their first and last name and address
  • Preschoolers will follow three step directions
  • They love to make up silly words and stories
  • Preschoolers ask what, when, how, where, and why questions
  • They sing songs, say nursery rhymes, and finger play with words and actions
  • They can rhyme on their own (Do the Check-Up Rhyming)
  • Preschoolers express needs and wants
  • They talk in detail about things that happened
  • Preschoolers show an interest in a variety of books
  • They remember favorite books and stories
  • Preschoolers begin to write letters and words (Do the Check-Up Writing the ABC’s)
  • They recognize familiar words
  • Preschoolers can name objects not present when their function is described
  • They use pronouns: that, this, these, those
  • They use adverbs: fast, now, too
  • Preschoolers use personal pronouns: he, she, it, they, you
  • They can repeat a series of 3 digits or words in the same order
  • Preschoolers use descriptive words appropriately when presented with objects (sticky, bumpy)
  • They use regular verb tense forms (jumped)
  • Preschoolers tell about personal state (hungry, thirsty, tired)
  • They express future occurrences with “going to”, “have to”, and “will”
  • Preschoolers can tell function of common objects (“what do you do with a spoon?” “you eat with it”)
  • They answer simple “how” questions (“how do you go to a store?” “in a car.”)
  • Children love to tell stories and understand sequence of events
  • They can combine thoughts into sentences
  •  Children love to listen to longer stories
Knowledge Growth
  • Preschoolers can say full name, address, and telephone number
  • They are interested in people and things in the community
  • Preschoolers use basic time words (today, yesterday, last night)
  • They notice how things are alike and different
  • Preschoolers can recite numbers
  • They know concepts (big and little, top, bottom, front, back, and sides, heavy or light, long or short
  • Preschoolers can name body parts
  • They can tell which objects go together (shoes/socks, spoon/plate)
  • Preschoolers can identify shapes
  • They can arrange items in order of size
  • Preschoolers can tell if objects are heavy or light/long or short
  • They can match 1:1 (1 plate, 1 napkin, 1 cookie, 1 child)
  • Preschoolers can tell how many objects in a set after counting (0-10)
  • They can make simple patterns (blocks, beads)
  • Preschoolers love to explore the outside world (science)
  • They play with words and love to make rhymes
  • Preschoolers point and name many colors
  • They understand order and process
  • Preschoolers can draw, name, and describe pictures
  • They show a great interest in reading and writing (Start Doing Check List of Reading and Writing Basics)
  • Preschoolers can do the Check-Up How a Book Works
Social Growth
  • Preschoolers like consistent rules
  • They like daily routines
  • Preschoolers want affection and someone to listen
  • They are interested in being neat and tidy
  • Preschoolers are interested in body parts
  • They love to laugh and be silly
  • Preschoolers want to please others
  • They enjoy helping
  • Preschoolers begin to use reason to solve problems
  • They ask for help
  • Preschoolers enjoy the company of peers
  • They cooperate with others
  • Preschoolers express their feelings
  • They learn to share and take turns
  • Preschoolers may develop an imaginary friend
  • They may show fear
  • Preschoolers play near and talk with other children
  • They take turns with 2-3 children
  • Preschoolers cooperate with adult requests most of the time
  • They like to copy adult activities (pretend to cook or mow the lawn)
  • Preschoolers separate and reunite with parents more successfully
  • They attend for stories and poems
  • Preschoolers follow rules in games led by adults
  • They say “please” and “thank you”
  • Preschoolers identify their self as a boy or girl
  • They identify their own personal possessions
  • Preschoolers engage in imaginative play with other children
  • They begin to prefer children to adults
  •  Preschoolers like to be very independent
  • They can wipe and blow their nose independently
  • Preschoolers will follow a series of simple directions
  • They have more self-confidence
  • Preschoolers can use eating utensils and pour from a small pitcher
  • They can wash their own hands
  • Preschoolers love to make up games to play and pretend play
Physical Growth
  • Preschoolers throw, catch and kick balls with more control
  • They run, tiptoe, and jump
  • Preschoolers can build a tower of blocks
  • Preschoolers dress themselves independently
  • Preschooler’s balance and movement improve
  • They run around obstacles, walk on a line, and balance on one foot
  • Preschoolers push, pull, and steer toys
  • They can ride a tricycle
  •  Preschoolers can hold arms overhead, extended at shoulder level, or behind body for 15 seconds without tiring
  • They walk backwards and sideways on request
  • Preschoolers start and stop locomotor’s movement on request
  • They love to march to music
  • Preschoolers can balance on either foot for 5 seconds
  • They can do a standing, broad jump
  • Preschoolers can keep a swing active when started
Fine Motor Growth
  • Preschoolers can isolate thumb movement (move thumbs without moving any other fingers)
  • They put together nesting toys
  • Preschoolers can string small (half-inch) beads
  • They can paste scraps of construction paper
  • Preschoolers can trace around inside of template with pencil or crayon
  • They can assemble wooden puzzles with a separate place for each piece
  • Preschoolers open doors, cabinets, drawers, windows with a variety of latches
  • Preschoolers can open jars
  • They are good with scissors
  • Preschoolers have mastered velcro, snaps, zippers, and buttons
  • They peel foods like bananas, oranges, and eggs
  •  Preschoolers can eat an entire meal using a spoon and fork by themselves
  • They can hold a pencil with an adult grip
Creative Growth
  • Preschoolers enjoy a fantasy life
  • They like to play dress up
  • Preschoolers like to paint, draw, create, and design
  • They love to create their own books
  • Preschoolers like to design their own jewelry and toys
  • They like to play and sing their own music
  • Preschoolers like to dance and sing songs
  • They like to tell their own stories
 

 

 

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