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Typical Skills Children Learned in Family Daycare

                ACTIVITY                                                                  SPECIFIC SKILLS LEARNED

Finding toys or learning materials Cognitive:  Makes decisions about interests and abilities. Learns to work with by self or with others. Self Help:  Finds toys by himself or sets up environment for play. Social/Language: Learns to share, barter, manage conflict, and ask for help.
Block Play Physical:  Learns to balance blocks and line them up (small motor coordination). Cognitive: May count blocks, sees pattern and design.  Learns to build and
plan structure.  Matches blocks that look alike.
Social:  Learns to share and cooperate.
Dramatic Play Social: Play adult roles.  Develops self-image and coordinates with others. Language:  Learns to express self in another role. Cognitive:  Decides appropriate dress and appearance for role;  uses visual perceptions to assist self, others, and play environment.  Learns and
remembers behaviors to imitate.  Develops abstract thinking abilities. Self-help:  Dresses self.  Sets up play environment and finds props.
Setting the Table Cognitive:  Counts silverware, glasses and napkins, or places one object by each setting.  Follows pattern of place settings. Social: Cooperates with other children.  May teach younger children to help. Physical: Picks up and places objects (small motor coordination)
Sitting Down to Eat Physical: Pours milk, passes the dish. Cognitive:  Measures to pour.  Understands directions. Social/Language: Learns appropriate table conversation and manners.
Story Time/Music Time Cognitive/Language:  Listens and retains information.  Follow story line (sequencing) with eyes and/or ears.  Recognizes words, pictures, instruments, and rhythms.
Finger plays or Songs Cognitive/Language: Learns words, gestures, and melody (sequencing, repetition, speech and listening skills).  Follows directions. Physical: Coordination (small and large motor) for gestures and finger plays.
Dance Cognitive/Language:  Listens to music and rhythms.  Learns to understand simple movement directions and their relationship to the music. Physical:  Coordinates movements (large motor).
Climbing/Riding Cognitive:  May count the rungs to the top of a climbing structure; plans his climb.  Maps out direction and distance to ride; watches for others in path. Physical:  Large motor coordination, balance.
Social:  Takes turns, interacts.
Sand Play Cognitive:  Measures sand and maps out roads (spatial relationships). Physical:  Pours, dumps, pushes, gathers, scoops, packs (small/large motor).
Social: shares, interacts, cooperates.
Putting away Toys Cognitive: Sorts toys, follow directions. Physical:  Places object on the shelf, replaces lids, opens and shuts doors. Social:  Takes turns, learns to handle toys carefully.