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Day 99: More Cognitive Development Activities

Here is another learning activity adapted from our “Home Preschool Curriculum” developed by Fran Wisniewski and Diane Flynn Keith for

Remember, only do these learning activities if they are enjoyable for you and your child. Do not treat this as a “must do” lesson. It’s simply a fun activity that provides an opportunity to learn, while building “readiness skills” for the school or homeschool environment.

~ More Cognitive Development Activities ~

Reading Readiness Concepts & Skills:

  • Has been read to daily.
  • Has own books.
  • Looks at books and magazines.
  • Uses left-to-right progression.
  • Pretends to read.
  • Understands that print carries a message.
  • Recognizes some nursery rhymes.
  • Looks at pictures and tells a story.
  • Answers questions about a short story.
  • Knows what a letter is and is familiar with the alphabet.
  • Remembers objects from a given picture.
  • Pronounces own first and last name.
  • Identifies own first name in manuscript.
  • Prints own first name.
  • Identifies other children by name.
  • Expresses self verbally.
  • Can repeat a sentence of 6-8 words.
  • Can complete an incomplete sentence with proper word.
  • Tells the meaning of simple words.
  • Identifies parts of the body.
  • Identifies objects that have a functional use.
  • Knows common farm and zoo animals.

Listening and Sequencing:

  • Follows simple directions.
  • Listens to a short story.
  • Listens attentively.
  • Recognizes common sounds.
  • Can repeat a sequence of sounds.
  • Can repeat a sequence of numbers.
  • Retells simple stories in sequence.

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