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Pre K

What did your child learn to do in pre-k?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:04 PM on Aug. 8, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Never sent my children. It doesn't help them do any better in the long run. Develepmentally kids are too young at that age for school.

    Answer by GailllAZ at 3:07 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Most pre-k curriculums focus on letter recognition and writing, as well as 1:1 correspondence in counting, numbers 1-100, number recognition, and the big focus is social skills. Sharing, turn taking, friend making, things of that nature are of great importance at this age. They also help with learning days of the week, beginning time telling ( like reading whole hours on a clock, its 1:00 not its 1:06). Colors and shapes are reviewed since by this age most children already know them. Most morning routines involve circle time where the weather that day is discussed, the day of the week is named, and the date on a calendar is pointed out. Basic science and social studies skills are also worked on, like hot vs cold and reading a map (kind of like the map in Dora) teaching kids north south east and west. Pretty much everything taught in kindergarden is reviewed on a lower level in pre-k.

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 3:19 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • My little brother has been in pre-k/daycare center for about 6months and has learnt many things. He knows how to spell his whole name, can count to 50 and backwards from 30. Recognises all letters and numbers up to 50. Learned to play and socialize with other kids his age and so much more. If I could afford it my DD would be going to the same "school" as we call it.

    Answer by Kam06 at 4:34 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • My son learned letters and sounds. He learned number 1-100 but he only really did well with 1-50. He learned spaced difference such as upper and lower back and fourth...etc. Fine motor skills. He learned real simple 3 word type sight words. Recognize and spelling his name as well as others in the class. Pre K isn't just bout academics but about socializing, learning to share and just learning to be in a class setting following rules and being away from mommy. He did learn more but can't recall...he is in 1st grade now.

    Answer by hill2 at 9:30 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Look for a preschool that teaches all of the aformentioned skills, but in a fun way! Make sure the curriculum encourages movement, music, art, outside play, teacher directed and child directed activities to teach the skills. Stay away from programs that use only worksheets and expect the children to sit for long periods of time. Children should be encouraged to explore their world to learn about it and the academic skills are embedded within the daily routine. Go and visit several preschools in your area. When you meet the teacher ask lots of questions concerning her teaching style and the programs philosophies.
    Preschool is almost a necessary part of kids lives. Kindergarten is now what first grade used to be. Getting kids ready academically and socially is a big job these days. You don't have to take them for two years to pre-k, if you want to wait until the 4 year old year, that would be ok too!

    Answer by LovetoTeach247 at 6:02 AM on Aug. 9, 2009

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