Assessments are often all the rage this time of year. Part of the reason is to show where a child is at the beginning of a year, and then what progress they have made after a semester, or season, or year. And assessments can be a worry and stress place for BOTH parents, and kids.
We are firm believers in taking that stress away, especially for the students! Much assessment is truly just observation - does my child often, rarely, sometimes, often, always -- do whatever the question is that is asked.
My child rarely can catch a bounced ball, my child very often catches a bounced ball. Those are examples of a gross motor skill.
Here is a FUN activity that you can do at home, it's a great game, it's free and it builds skills, and allows assessment. Words that rhyme -- does it sound the same, does it rhyme? AND which word doesn't rhyme is a good addition.
Pro tip, this is a great game to play in the car.
Does it rhyme? Mittens and Kittens? Which one doesn't rhyme? Puppies, Kittens, Mittens?
Learning sounds, and sound combinations helps to build listening, comprehension, reading, and thinking.
Until next time, take care of YOU!
Director of Over The Bay Pre-K