Preschool Learning Links, Activities & Classes
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Itís important to understand what is reasonably expected of your child(ren) at various developmental levels.
The two links below are simply meant as a general guide in understanding your childís development and will likely be adjusted to fit your needs as you work with them. Straight from the Minnesota "horse's mouth", The Early Childhood Indicators of Progress are intended to be used as a guide for children in the preschool period of ages 3 to 5. The indicators are based on widely held developmental expectations observed in a child approximately four years of age. It is expected that most children will meet the majority of these expectations by the end of the pre-kindergarten year. Because normal development varies greatly from child to child, the Early Childhood Indicators of Progress document is intended to be a flexible guide in describing a child's individual progress. The same is true for the Arkansas Infant/Toddler Care Frameworks, adjusting for age, of course.
Depending on the age(s) of your child(ren), look over (don't try to memorize) the guide applicable for you to get a feel of whatís expected. Since it was written for educators used to the jargon, don't feel silly is some of the wording is confusing to you. It can be a bit overwhelming if you try and remember all the information given. Remember, it's there if you want to go back to it, just get a feel for what's expected. If you want real specifics and your child is close to age 4, contact your childís school district for a Kindergarten readiness checklist specific for your school system.
Arkansas Framework for Infant and Toddler Care - for birth to age 2, easy to follow
Enchanted Learning - produces children's educational web sites and games which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment.
Learning Fonts - for traceable fonts to use in handwriting or simply for game creations
ABC Teach - For kids, parents, student teachers, and
teachers, ABC Teach has
Starfall - A myriad of online activities for children, parents and teachers!
Michaels Kid's Club - Imagination Saturdays
- Kids ages 5-12 are invited to join.
A Kids Heart
ColoringPages.net - Free printable coloring pages
dltk-kids.com - crafts and printables for preschool
Kids Crafts @ Suite101
Making Learning Fun
Parenting.Leehansen.com - Free Coloring Book Pages, Pictures to Color, Coloring Posters, Color In Sheet
Pre-kPages.com - Mrs. Levin's Pre-K Class Website
~ Preschool Printables & Templates
~ Preschool Activities & Lesson Ideas
Apples / Johnny
(My) Body & Me
~ Our Daily Schedule
~ Our Menu
~ Online Scholastic Order Form
~ Yahoo Forum
~ Personalized Preschool Writing Pages
~ Our Preschool Educational Philosophy
Fall 2006 - misc.
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