Resources for Ages 4 - 5 Years
It is hard to believe as a parent that your child will be going to Kindergarten next year! The resources you will find on this page will help you prepare your child for this milestone by providing you with information on what your child should know and be able to do by the time they go to Kindergarten. Also included are practical activities and videos to help you engage with your child during this critical time in their development.
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The CDC checklist explains the milestones your 4-year-old should reach. Use the checklist and activities to help your child learn and grow.
The CDC checklist explains the milestones your 5-year-old should reach. Use the checklist and activities to help your child learn and grow.
Check the important development milestones your child has reached by four-years old. Use this with your doctor to discuss what your child has reached and what to expect next.
Check the important development milestones your child has reached by five-years old. Use this with your doctor to discuss what your child has reached and what to expect next.
A list of tips and activities to practice math with your child and prepare them for school.
These 8 easy ideas help you to teach math to your child during your daily routine.
Learn how to engage your child in science every day with these activities, tips, and online games.
LITERACY AND LANGUAGE
Learn simple ways to help your 4-year-old build reading skills.
Free game guides for practicing vocabulary at home with your child.
Learn how reading to your child supports later literacy skills and see an example of how to share a book with your child.
Find out how to use daily activities to build your child’s fine motor skills with these ideas.
Wheelbarrow Walking is a fun activity to get your child moving and practice strength and coordination skills!
Kangaroo Hopping is a fun activity to get your child moving and practice coordination and rhythm skills!
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Understand the importance of teaching your child self-control and some tips and activities to help them practice.
A free, downloadable placemat to practice talking about feelings with your 4-year-old. Use it to incorporate social-emotional skills at meal time.
Learn how to help your child develop self-confidence with these free activities, games, and articles.
APPROACHES TO LEARNING
Find tips on how to use chores as a learning opportunity for your child.
Understand why play is important and how to play with your child with more confidence.
Learn how to teach your child to become independent with daily routines.