1. Physical Development
This includes gross motor skills, such as running and jumping, as well as fine motor skills, such as holding a pencil correctly. These are important to ensure that children are physically able to complete tasks in the classroom.
2. Social & Emotional Development
This includes being aware of one’s emotions, identifying feelings in others, working cooperatively with peers, and being able to follow instructions from adults.
3. Cognitive development
This includes counting objects up to 10 and recognizing basic shapes. It also involves problem-solving abilities and understanding how things work together.
4. Language & Communication Skills
Children should be able to understand simple stories read aloud and express their thoughts and feelings in words. They should also be able to use language to express their needs, wants, and ideas.
5. Self-Help Skills
This includes being able to dress, eat meals with minimal help, and brush their teeth independently.
This is about being able to control emotions and impulses to stay focused on tasks at hand or wait for a turn during activities.
7. Creative Thinking
This refers to being able to think outside of the box and come up with creative solutions or ideas. It also involves using imagination when playing games or telling stories.