Cognitive: Makes decisions about interests materials and to work with abilities.
Self help: Finds toys by himself or self or others. Sets up environment for play.
Social/Language: Learns to share, barter, manage conflict, and ask for help.
Emotional: Learns about acceptance and rejection. Expresses needs.
Physical: Learns to balance blocks and lines 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.
Social: Plays adult roles. Develops self-image and coordinates 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.
Story Time Or Listening To Music
Cognitive: Listens and retains information. Follows 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.
Cognitive/Language: Listens to music and rhythms. Learns to understand simple movement
directions and their relationship to the music.
Physical: Coordinates movements (large motor).
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.
Putting Away Toys
Cognitive: Sorts toys, follows directions.
Physical: Places object on the shelf, replaces lids, opens and shuts doors.
Social: Takes turns, learns to handle toys carefully.