Kindergarten (K4-K5)

Kindergarten (K4-K5)

K4 and K5 Child Development Standards: Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standard (WMELS)
  • vary greatly in height and weight
  • have increased motor activity; may appear restless even when seated
  • have a short attention span
  • coordination is not yet fully developed
  • fine motor skills continue to develop; cutting is a skill that still needs practice
  • reading skills are emerging
  • enjoy boisterous play
  • enjoy dress-up, fantasy stories, and puppet plays
  • show-and-tell is often a favorite activity
  • typically get along well with all classmates
  • begin to understand rules, the concepts of winning and losing, and working together
  • have difficulty losing; often will walk away from a team game and pout when losing; often view the teacher as always right
  • often play best with friends in pairs rather than in large groups