Kindergarteners

Kindergarteners

...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

K4 and K5 Child Development Standards - WMELS