- Can be away from parents or primary care givers for 2-3 hours without being upset.
- Takes care of toilet needs independently.
- Feels good about self.
- Is not afraid to go to school.
- Talk about school a lot with your child. In the afternoon watch the kids get off of the school bus. Take a field trip and visit your child's school several times until they're confortable and excited to go.
- Cares for own belongings.
- Knows full name.
- Dresses self.
- Knows how to use handkerchief
- Knows own sex.
- Brushes teeth.
- If your child doesn't like to brush her teeth get a toothbrush chart for her. Let her pick out her own toothbrush at the store.
- Crosses residential street safely.
- Asks to go to school.
- Knows parents' names.
- Knows home address.
- Knows home phone number.
- Enters into casual conversation.
- Carries a plate of food.
- Maintains self-control.
- Gets along well with other children.
- Plays with other children.
- Go to play groups with your child and encourage your child to play. Go to the park and let her interact with other children.
- Recognizes authority.
- Shares with others.
- Talks easily.
- Likes teachers.
- Meets visitors without shyness.
- Make sure our child has many opportunites to be around other people.
- Puts away toys.
- If your child has a hard time putting toys away make a game out of it. See who can put the most toys away the fastest.
- Sing the "Clean up" song so your child recognizes that it's time to put things away.
- Able to stay on task.
- Able to work independently.
- Helps family with chores.
- Make a chore chart for your child. Make it fun. Have child pick their chore out of a cookie jar or fish for it (see fish theme) or pick popsicle stick flower out of a flower pot. There are several ideas out there. Come up with your own based on your childs interests.
Ideas for helping children develop socially and emotionally (universalpreschool.com)