3K Language Development and Phonics

The 3K students will be exposed to a rich language experience that includes auditory, visual and linguistic development.  The students’ language development will be strengthened with poetry, finger plays, and music that are a valuable part of the preschool curriculum.  Many of the selections chosen help reinforce the letters and sounds being taught and help provide delightful selections that enhance the preschool child’s natural love of poetry and music.  The students receive a well rounded curriculum which includes topics such as science, health, safety, manners, community helpers, geography, history, and family.  Circle time, small groups, individual instruction and learning centers that incorporate learning games and hands-on activities motivate the children and make learning enjoyable and fun.

 
Curriculum – ABEKA Book

                       

Goals and Objectives  - 

To enhance visual development

To recognize and identify each letter of the alphabet

To associate a picture with each letter of the alphabet

To identify whether a letter is a vowel or consonant

To recognize their name

To recognize and identify colors, shapes, sizes, body parts, animals, plants, and                      objects of daily life using pictures and manipulatives

                 

To aid in linguistic development

To listen to stories, poems, and nursery rhymes

To respond to a story by recalling specific details

To recite stories, poems, and nursery rhymes

To participate in dramatizations, puppetry, and fingerplays

To dictate stories to an adult

To use descriptive language, correct syntax, and grammar

To expand vocabulary with language development studies in science, health,   
safety, manners, community helpers, geography, history, and family

 

To develop auditory skills

To recognize and identify sounds of letters

To associate a sound with each letter of the alphabet

To listen and follow two step directions

To discriminate differences in the volume of sounds through singing with or                     without music