The Foundation for Success at School

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• Being respectful and cooperativeSucces at School for Kids
• Having good communication & social skills
• Becoming independent

Most three year old children
• Can understand two-step directions (e.g. pick up your shoes and put them in the closet)
• Are able to share some of the time
• Show affection with words and actions
• Play alongside others comfortably
• Cooperate with parent requests half of the time

Most four year old children
• Take turns and share with other children in small group activities
• Try to comfort someone who is upset
• Play near, and talk to, other children while continuing an activity
• Look for adult approval (e.g. “Watch me” or “Look what I did.”)

Most five year old children
• Can cooperate with adult requests most of the time
• Usually play well in groups
• Talk about having a best friend
• Share willingly with others
• Can work alone at an activity for 20-30 minutes

Parents can help by
• Encouraging their child to be independent (get dressed, wash, help to clean up toys, do small chores)
• Providing opportunities to play with others
• Providing encouragement to take turns, share, and cooperate
• Giving their child some choices and allowing her to learn from mistakes
• Playing simple games with rules (e.g. hide and seek, and duck, duck, goose)
• Helping their child learn some ways to calm down and work through a difficult task
• Catching their child doing something good and commenting on it

If you have any concerns about your child’s development, please call Halton Region 905-825-6000 Toll free: 1-866-442-5866 TTY: 905-827-9833 .

(This information was provided by Halton Region)

(Published by The Parent Link on Nov 1, 2007)

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