Where They Are :
five-year-old is good, helpful, and conforming. He/She:
· Attempts only things he knows he or she can do.
· Needs attention, affection, and praise.
· Is energetic and fidgety.
· Has a short attention span.
· May show opposite extremes of behavior.
· May become less well-behaved as the school year
At five years old, your child is learning to understand herself. You can help by
encouraging her as she:
· Develops a positive, realistic self-image.
· Learns to respect herself.
· Begins to understand her own uniqueness.
· Gains awareness of her feelings.
· Learns to express feelings.
· Learns how to participate in groups.
· Begins to learn from her mistakes.
What Will They
the major goal is to help your child become comfortable in school. She'll learn to get
along with others, follow rules, and some of the basic skills needed to read, write, and
do math. Find out what else your child will learn this year.
and form uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
to each alphabet letter.
and use rhyming words.
reading words by using initial consonant sounds and such sound patterns as -an and -at
(fan, man, can) and (sat, rat, pat).
few frequently used sight words such as: the, and, is.
the first and last name of a person and the word "I".
recognize, and write the numbers up to 20.
draw, cut, and name squares, circles, triangles, ovals, diamonds, and rectangles. Classify and
group objects according to such characteristics as shape, color, size, texture, and so on.
how people in communities work together.
five senses to make simple scientific observations.