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I am older than 4 years of age, I am a Dragonfly.


The focus of this age group is to enhance social skills and learn proper ways of interaction with adults and peers.  Each day includes a variety of activities that are planned to further develop confidence, physical abilities, and personal skills.  We have created a year around curriculum that focuses on universal age appropriate activities and learning objectives such as: mastery of recognition of numbers, sight words, sign language, shapes, and colors, rhyming, early mathematics, etc.  By four years, your child should:

Literacy and Communication Development
Social & Emotional Development
  • Recalls part of a story

  • Speaks sentences of more than five words

  • Uses future tense

  • Tells longer stories

  • Says name and address

  • Wants to please friends

  • Wants to be like her friends

  • More likely to agree to rules

  • Likes to sing, dance, and act

  • Shows more independence and may even visit a next-door neighbor by herself

  • Aware of sexuality

  • Able to distinguish fantasy from reality

  • Sometimes demanding, sometimes eagerly cooperative

Cognitive Development
  • Can count ten or more objects

  • Correctly names at least four colors

  • Better understands the concept of time

  • Knows about things used every day in the home (money, food, appliances)

Perceptual & Motor Development
  • Stands on one foot for ten seconds or longer

  • Hops, somersaults

  • Swings, climbs

  • May be able to skip

  • Copies triangle and other geometric patterns

  • Draws person with body

  • Prints some letters

  • Dresses and undresses without assistance

  • Uses fork, spoon, and (sometimes) a table knife

  • Usually cares for own toilet needs

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