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10 June 2007

Preschool skills

Looking at skill lists for various preschool ages.

Here's one for ages 2, 3 & 4 from Michele Lewis at Abecedarian Academy.

This one, from Francis P. Glascoe is not geared for homeschooling, but it's got some good ideas on it, including some fun ideas for what to do with the works of art generated by small children.

Kelly K. posted this list, based on Charlotte Mason's recommendations:

A Formidable List of Attainments for a Child of Six
1. To recite, beautifully, 6 easy poems and hymns
2. To recite, perfectly and beautifully, a parable and a psalm
3. To add and subtract numbers up to 10, with dominoes or counters
4. To read--what and how much, will depend on what we are told of the child
5. To copy in print-hand from a book.
6. To know the points of the compass with relation to their own home, where the sun rises and sets, and the way the wind blows
7. To describe the boundaries of their own home
8. To describe any lake, river, pond, island etc. within easy reach
9. To tell quite accurately (however shortly) 3 stories from Scriptural history, 3 from early American, and 3 from early world history
10. To be able to describe 3 walks and 3 views
11. To mount in a scrap book a dozen common wildflowers, with leaves (one every week); to name these, describe them in their own words, and say where they found them
12. To do the same with leaves and flowers of 6 forest trees
13. To know 6 birds by song, color and shape
14. To send in certain Kindergarten or other handiwork, as directed
15. To tell 3 stories about themselves and 3 about their immediate family and/or a pet.
16. To name 20 common objects in Spanish, and say a dozen little sentences
17. To sing one hymn, one Spanish song, and one English song
18. To keep a caterpillar and tell the life-story of a butterfly from his own observations
My revision from a CM school curriculum outline in the 1890's.

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