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What things 4 and half year old should know

my son he is 4 and half year old and he will go to PRE K 4 in september ,what thngs he should know to be good at school +the life overall >
and how i can get best kindergarten syllabus if any one have an idea

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hadia

Asked by hadia at 11:27 PM on Jul. 10, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • colors
    shapes
    how to stack 9 blocks
    write simple letters
    talk in sentences
    be able to listen to direction
    potty trained ( just saying)
    how to cut
    color
    wheresthewayout

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 11:29 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • that last one I meant color pictures
    wheresthewayout

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 11:30 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • Some preschools want kids who are in the 4 year old classes to know how to write some of the letters. They should also be able to recognize letters and numbers in addition to what wheresthewayout listed.
    laird6372

    Answer by laird6372 at 11:37 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • There is an awesome website that outlines benchmarks for every age. The following items are on the list for 4-5 year olds, but check out http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/preschool/pages/Developmental-Milestones-4-to-5-Year-Olds.aspx for the complete list. It also outlines what might indicate cause for concern...just keep in mind that every kid learns at their own pace!

    Stands on one foot for ten seconds or longer
    Hops, somersaults
    Swings, climbs
    Copies triangle and other geometric patterns
    Draws a person with body
    Prints some letters
    Dresses and undresses without assistance
    Uses fork, spoon, and (sometimes) a table knife
    Usually cares for own toilet needs
    Recalls part of a story
    Speaks sentences of more than five words
    Tells longer stories
    Says name and address
    Can count ten or more objects
    Correctly names at least 4 colors
    terirose22

    Answer by terirose22 at 11:39 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • By the end of the school year, they take a kindergarten readiness test in my state. It's not a pass or fail exam but helps the Kindergarten teacher get an idea of where the child is academically. Work on building fine motor skills (hands and fingers) to get your little one ready to manipulate writing utensils. Things like playdough help strengthen little hands. Doing things like reading to them daily makes a BIG difference. Be REALLY descriptive during conversation and allow your child to help you with simple chores... Example: Please put five spoons on the table. Put the magazine on top of the table. Go get the blue toy car. You'd be surprised how daily interaction can teach position words, colors, shapes, counting, and so on... My favorite website for little ones is www.starfall.com. Very helpful with letter identification, letter sounds... Plus it's kid friendly and FREE! :) I hope this helps.
    Ash09855

    Answer by Ash09855 at 11:50 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • colors
    shapes
    how to stack 9 blocks
    write simple letters
    talk in sentences
    be able to listen to direction
    potty trained ( just saying)
    how to cut
    Stands on one foot for ten seconds or longer
    Hops, somersaults
    Swings, climbs
    Copies triangle and other geometric patterns
    Draws a person with body
    Prints some letters
    Dresses and undresses without assistance
    Uses fork, spoon, and (sometimes) a table knife
    Usually cares for own toilet needs
    Recalls part of a story
    Speaks sentences of more than five words
    Tells longer stories
    Says name and address
    Can count ten or more objects
    Correctly names at least 4 colors
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 6:52 AM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • Our preschool has state standards that each child must meet just like the older grades. I think there is something like 40 different skills the child must know. Some are common like being able to name the 11 basic colors. Others are a bit more involved like knowing the habitats of animals and the life cycles of 4 different animals/plants.
    CometGirl

    Answer by CometGirl at 10:35 AM on Jul. 11, 2011

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