Three Year Olds


The items listed below are things that we incorporate into our daily lessons and activities.

  1. Identifies self as boy or girl, and as a member of a specific family and cultural group
  2. Shows pride in heritage and background
  3. Demonstrates confidence in growing abilities
  4. Demonstrates increasing independence
  5. Stands up for rights
  6. Demonstrates trust in adults
  7. Shows ability to separate from parents
  8. Demonstrates interest and participates in classroom activities
  9. Participates in routine activities easily
  10. Seeks out adults and children
  11. Understands and respects differences
  12. Accepts responsibility for maintaining the classroom environment
  13. Helps other in need
  14. Shares and respects the rights of others
  15. Works cooperatively with others on completing a task
  16. Uses compromise and discussion to resolve conflicts
  17. Walks up and down stairs
  18. Climbs up and down equipment without falling
  19. Throws an object in the intended direction
  20. Catches a ball or beanbag
  21. Runs with control over direction and speed
  22. Jumps off low surfaces and over objects without falling
  23. Shows balance in use of large muscles
  24. Coordinates eye and hand movement
  25. Uses small muscles to complete task
  26. Uses small muscles for self-help skills
  27. Uses writing and drawing tools with control and intention
  28. Demonstrates skills in discriminating sounds (e.g. pitch, volume, tone, rhythm)
  29. Demonstrates visual discrimination skills
  30. Demonstrates ability to discriminate taste, smell, and textures
  31. Shows curiosity and desire to learn
  32. Uses planning to approach a task or activity
  33. Observes and makes discoveries
  34. Finds more than one solution to a problem
  35. Applies information or experiences to a new context
  36. Shows creativity and imagination and persistence in approaching tasks
  37. Classifies objects by physical features
  38. Recognizes things that belong together conceptually ( rather than resemblance)
  39. Recalls the sequence of events, arranges things in a series
  40. Recognizes patterns and can repeat them
  41. Shows awareness of cause-effect relationships
  42. Recalls words in a song or finger play
  43. Follows directions
  44. Uses words to communicate ideas and feeling
  45. Talks with other children during daily activities and participates in group discussions
  46. Demonstrates knowledge of how to use a book and shows enjoyment of books and stories
  47. Tells a story in sequence, following the pictures in a book
  48. Composes a story, letter or song and makes increasingly representational drawings
  49. Demonstrates an interest in using writing for a purpose
  50. Shows awareness of time concepts
  51. Identifies by name a wide range of objects and events
  52. Uses words to describe the characteristics of objects and can make comparisons
  53. Shows awareness of the roles people play in society
  54. Shows understanding of different relationships of objects in space
  55. Uses one-to-one correspondence
  56. Makes believe with objects and takes on a pretend role and makes believe about situations