SPECIFIC GOALS FOR YOUR FIVE YEAR OLD
Tom Thumb Child Care and Preschool
410 - 154th Place, Calumet City, IL
708-891-1181
  • 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.
  • Increase vocabulary for describing complex observations.

VISUAL SKILLS

  • 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 similarities and differences.
  • 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
    and low).
  • 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 instructed.
  • 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 a 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/her 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
    rewards.
  • Respond to health and grooming suggestions.
  • Set realistic goals for him/herself.
  • Work independently.