Three Year Old
A little inside scoop on a two year old
Who are our three year olds?
They live in that wonderful place of being little and sweet and inquisitive and grow before our eyes in every way! They are exuberant about their family including their siblings and extended family, their friends and pets and just can’t wait to explore the world! Like other pre schoolers their emotions are felt with intensity but these small kiddos remember everything! Now mommy and daddy can finally hear from their little one exactly how the day was! We love, love our threes and the way they balance being young with growing up! This is a year to treasure at preschool because they are learning and growing so quickly. They aren’t ready for the more structured Pre Kindergarten or Junior Kindergarten classroom but boy do they think they are! So taking a cue from them, we really beef up our program to nurture and stimulate, support and ground! It’s a fine balance and a yummy recipe for a happy three!
Before Starting in the Three-Year-Old classroom:
Our recipe for a successful three year old classroom:
Take one part young three and mix with great ABEKA curriculum, supportive and nurturing teachers and friends, great parents and here’s what we get by the time your young three leaves the classroom!
Recognizes own name and some of his classmates’ names
Strong peer interactions and improved social skills although threes are most comfortable with adult assistance in solving peer problems
Improved patience when taking turns, attention from the teacher and sharing super fun toys and materials
Strong and articulate communicator who is ready for Pre K
Greatly improved physical skills such as running and climbing- less top heavy and uncoordinated than a two year old which gives them confidence!
Trike riding is now super fun because he can steer and pump simultaneously- our trike obstacle course is a huge hit! We learn bike safety too!
Threes are getting control of themselves including managing their voice levels and recognizing and repeating funny sayings, poems and silly songs- there’s nothing cuter than a three year old singing at the top of his lungs!
Is interested and capable of solving puzzles and attempts simple logical reasoning activities such as understanding a whole can be separated into parts and then put back together
Basic letter, number and sound recognition
Understanding of classroom routine and rules
Has formed interests in specific content area (science, math, building, language arts and literature)
Field trips make a three feel so independent! It’s so fun to go on an outing close by and see the world around us
Community meetings with Pre K friends and their teachers allow threes to get a peek at what’s coming up next year! Pre K seems so grown up!
Experiencing the school campus: we are happy to get out of the classroom and move around the campus as we explore the Burritt’s nature trail, water park and Botanical gardens. Its super fun to read under a tree and have a picnic