Development Goals (Pre-K B)

Social / Emotional   We gently support your child being able to separate from you and develop their interactions with their peers.

Social / Emotional

We gently support your child being able to separate from you and develop their interactions with their peers.

Fine Motor   We will be working on developing hand skills including grasp, release, two hands working together in a cooperative way and manipulation skills to encourage development of fine motor skills    (e.g. staking 7+ blocks, turning single pages, threading, holding a pencil in their preferred hand with an improved pencil grasp and imitating a vertical line, horizontal line and circle shape.)

Fine Motor

We will be working on developing hand skills including grasp, release, two hands working together in a cooperative way and manipulation skills to encourage development of fine motor skills

(e.g. staking 7+ blocks, turning single pages, threading, holding a pencil in their preferred hand with an improved pencil grasp and imitating a vertical line, horizontal line and circle shape.)

Communication   We will be focussing on modelling a range of more specific verbs (action words) and adjectives (describing words) during play. Specific vocabulary helps your child communicate more effectively. For example, they could say that they 'got' a ball, or they could say they 'caught' the ball. When they say 'caught', we know that it was likely thrown to them as opposed to rolled to them. They will also have opportunities to introduce themselves to the group and practise following two stage instructions, e.g. "Get a hat and put it on your head."

Communication

We will be focussing on modelling a range of more specific verbs (action words) and adjectives (describing words) during play. Specific vocabulary helps your child communicate more effectively. For example, they could say that they 'got' a ball, or they could say they 'caught' the ball. When they say 'caught', we know that it was likely thrown to them as opposed to rolled to them.
They will also have opportunities to introduce themselves to the group and practise following two stage instructions, e.g. "Get a hat and put it on your head."

Gross Motor   We focus on progressing and consolidating your child's early gross motor skills such as running (stopping, starting, changing direction when running), jumping (increasing height and distance), climbing stairs (one foot per step going up - may still hold on / may descend two feet per step may still hold on), ball skills & we also continue to help them develop balance and body and spatial awareness.

Gross Motor

We focus on progressing and consolidating your child's early gross motor skills such as running (stopping, starting, changing direction when running), jumping (increasing height and distance), climbing stairs (one foot per step going up - may still hold on / may descend two feet per step may still hold on), ball skills & we also continue to help them develop balance and body and spatial awareness.

Problem Solving / Play   We will be working on consolidating symbolic pretend play about things that are less familiar e.g. going to the doctor, playing shops, tea party, increase sequence for play e.g doll play burping feeding putting to bed

Problem Solving / Play

We will be working on consolidating symbolic pretend play about things that are less familiar e.g. going to the doctor, playing shops, tea party, increase sequence for play e.g doll play burping feeding putting to bed

Sensory   We support your child to engage comfortably in a variety of sensory activities.

Sensory

We support your child to engage comfortably in a variety of sensory activities.