• List of Preschool Skills

    ·  recognizefirst name in print

    ·  tellfirst and last name

    ·  address(house number, street, city and state)

    ·  phonenumber

    ·  birthday(month and day)

    ·  age

    ·  boy/girl

    ·  parent’sfirst and last names

    ·  tellfavorite object, toy, color, etc.



    ·  colors:red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, brown, black, white, gray

    ·  shapes:circle, square, triangle, rectangle, diamond, star, oval ,heart

    ·  numbers:

    o   identifynumbers 0-10

    o   countout loud as high as you can (at least to 20)

    o   counta certain number of objects

    ·  letters:

    o spell firstand last name

    o sing alphabetsong

    o say alphabet(no singing)

    o name ALLuppercase letters

    o name ALLlowercase letters

    o say/matchletter sounds

    ·  bodyparts: head, eye, ear, hair, mouth, cheek, chin, nose, lips,  tongue, forehead, neck, shoulder, arm, elbow,wrist, hand, finger, knuckle, thumb, chest, stomach, back, waist, hip, leg,knee, ankle, feet, toe, heel

    ·  positions:up, down, under, over, beside, between, in front of, behind, around, right,left

    ·  amounts,sizes, and opposites: long, loner, longest, short, shorter, shortest, small,smaller, smallest, big, bigger, biggest, least, empty, most, full, little,night, day, fat, thin, cold, hot, left, right, some, all, more, fewer, same,different, etc.

    ·  matchand sort by size, shape, and color

    ·  patterns:AB, AAB, ABC

    ·  lista variety of foods (at least 10)

    ·  daysof the week

    ·  monthsof the year


    ·  speakclearly and with an appropriate voice

    ·  speakin complete sentences

    ·  sing songs and speak chants (likenursery rhymes)

    ·  nameletters

    ·  makeletter sounds

    ·  identify,repeat, and provide rhyming words (ex. - cat/hat/bat/sat/mat)

    ·  nameeveryday objects and their uses (ex. – A pencil is for writing.) 

    o Objects mightinclude the following: airplane, car, clock, pencil, clothes hanger, whistle,thermometer, candle, watch, bed, toothbrush, cup, comb, lamp, spoon, telephone,scissors, towel, chair, broom, knife, television, mailbox, soap, plate, shoes,computer, key, trash can, mop, fork, napkin, tissue, coat, mittens, shovel,paintbrush, glasses, necklace, buttons, zipper, etc.

    ·  problemsolving (work out problems or answer questions with logic)

    ·  answer“wh” questions (who? what? when? where? why?)


    MotorSkills Development

    ·  catchball, beanbag, or other small object with body-stop, two hands, and one hand

    ·  jumpwith both feet off the floor

    ·  gallop

    ·  skip

    ·  run

    ·  hopon each foot at least 10 times without putting other foot down or holding on tosomething to stabilize or balance

    ·  marchwith knees at the waist

    ·  walkon balance beam

    ·  pedaltricycle

    ·  throwball with control

    ·  buildblock towers and pyramids

    ·  twiddlethumbs

    ·  toucheach finger to thumb in order on both hands

    ·  cutusing scissors (straight lines, curved lines, zigzags, and shapes)

    ·  copysymbols, shapes, and letters

    ·  tracefirst and last name

    ·  copyfirst and last name

    ·  writefirst and last name without visual clue

    ·  zip,snap, buckle, button, lace, and tie

    ·   form shapeswith playdough (knead dough, roll ball, roll snake, pinch pieces, etc)

    ·  usecutters in playdough

    ·  completepuzzles without help

    ·  holddrawing/writing/cutting instrument correctly



    ·  shareand take turns with toys and materials

    ·  followdirections

    ·  pretendand roll play during free play in centers

    ·  participatein all classroom activities

    ·  drawand/or paint familiar people, objects, scenes, or events

    ·  taketurns in conversation while talking about meaningful experiences

    ·  listento stories, make up stories, and answer questions about stories

    ·  makeand express choices, plans, and decisions

    ·  solveproblems encountered in play (as opposed to telling on peers)

    ·  singsongs

    ·  describecharacteristics something does or does not have (ex. – Cars do have wheels, butthey do not have eyes.)

    ·  anticipates,participates, and remembers sequence of events and describes them using wordssuch as first, before, next, after, then, etc.

    ·  independentlytakes care of personal needs (especially toileting)

    ·  expressesfeelings and thoughts with words

    ·  participatesin group routines and daily schedule

    ·  showsinterest in peers and adults

    ·  playsindependently and in small groups

    ·  showsinterest in the computer



    ·  showenjoyment of rhythm, music, and movement

    ·  participatein music activities

    ·  exploreart materials and use them correctly

    ·  useimagination in art and play