SPECIFIC GOALS FOR YOUR FIVE YEAR OLD
Tom Thumb Child Care and Preschool
410 - 154th Place, Calumet City, IL
Describe similarities and differences in objects and pictures.
Use information learned in various experiences to solve problems.
Develop the vocabulary for self-expression through talking about personal experiences and
feelings in telling stories and dramatic play.
for describing complex observations.
Describe and identify properties of objects by color, size, shape and length.
Classify objects by properties.
Identify missing parts of objects, shapes, letters and numbers.
Duplicate two dimensional designs with objects (blocks, beads).
Match, sort and name letters and numbers.
Reproduce a series of letters or numbers from memory.
Reproduce and name a sequence of four items from memory.
Identify and describe
Sequence objects, pictures and symbols from left to right.
AUDITORY AWARENESS SKILLS
Identify likenesses and differences in sound characteristics (loud and soft, fast and slow, high
State whether two sounds are the same or different.
Role play stories with expression involving the appropriate sequence of actions and dialogue.
Name pairs of rhyming words.
Identify minimal word pairs, stating whether or not they are the same.
Follow a series of four directions with the appropriate motor actions.
Match the initial sounds to pictures or letters.
GROSS AND FINE MOTOR SKILLS
Perform walking, jumping, marching, skipping, galloping, hopping and bending tasks.
Play actions games (relay races, hopscotch, marbles).
Reproduce a complex rhythm pattern.
Point to a specific position while blindfolded.
Throw a beanbag or ball to a specific target.
Describe actions of self and others.
Copy simple letters, patterns and shapes.
Cut, paste and place as
Trace around and inside stencils.
Make simple stitches on cloth or burlap.
Make horizontal, vertical and slanted lines within boundaries.
INTERACTING WITH PEERS AND ADULTS
Cooperate with others in the classroom by following rules, by helping to establish rules, and by
learning to modify rules when necessary.
Share and take turns.
Give help to other children when requested to do so by
child or by the teacher.
Engage in discussions and activities that involve adults and other children in the classroom.
Play and work cooperatively.
Help with simple tasks such as clean-up, serving snacks and so forth.
Respond to basic manners, such as health and table manners.
PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE AND POSITIVE SELF CONCEPT
Care for his
own physical needs such as dressing, toileting and eating.
Attend to tasks for increasingly longer periods of time.
Assume independent responsibility for completing tasks.
Indicate willingness to attempt successively more difficult tasks.
Respond to social reinforcement: smiles, supportive words, embraces rather than concrete
Respond to health and grooming suggestions.
Set realistic goals for him