Today I will be looking at the final ‘areas’ that your preschooler need to know. So far in our series, Preschool for Mommies, we have looked at: the most important factor of a preschool, the age that you may want to start, language development as well as social and emotional development. To finish this off we will be looking at Math, Movement and the Arts. Our format will be a quick glance cheat sheet and I will also provide a downloadable printable. Let’s walk.
What Does My Preschooler Need to Know for Math
Sizes and Measurement
They need to know the difference between big and little, long and short as well as sorting by sizes. They also need to understand the concepts of empty and full, more an less as well as other comparative words.
They need to be able to count to ten. They can always go beyond that but this is the basic. They also need to understand one-to-one correspondence as well as quantities and numerals.
They need to be able to know at least the basic shapes: circle, square, triangle and rectangle.
Patterns and Colours
Simple patterns need to be taught at this age. Preschoolers need to know how to recreate the pattern given to them. They also need to know the names of the primary colours and be able to identify them as well as match an object based on a shape.
What Does My Preschooler Need to Know for Movement
This refers to both fine and gross motor skills. Fine motor skills activities are those geared towards doing a precise activities with less muscles. For example cutting or writing. Gross motor skills activities involve the entire body. For example, hopping and running.
What Does My Preschooler Need to Know for Arts
Who doesn’t love Arts and Crafts as well as Music even if we secretly know that we are no that great at it. No worries, you preschooler will not know the difference. They will think that you know EXACTLY what you are doing. Besides, this gives them the chance to express themselves which is a very important key in their development. Well there you have it. We have completed the basics of what a preschooler needs to know. If they have mastered this then simply continue adding to their sponge of a brain.
Next week I will be looking at choosing the appropriate curricula as well as books and Apps that a preschooler can use. Dont forget to download your free Checklist here. Thanks for walking with me.