Skills Learned

Attention Span
The length of time a child is able to focus on an activity.
Balance
The ability to maintain a body position against the force of gravity.
Bilateral Coordination
The ability to use both sides of the body alternatively, such as in crawling, walking, climbing stairs, etc.
Body Awareness
The ability to find ones body parts without looking; in general, cognizance about ones body.
Cause and Effect
The understanding of how one action causes another.
Classifying
Grouping objects based on a common characteristic.
Concept Development
To expand on previous knowledge in order to introduce a generalized idea.
Coordination
The ability to produce harmonious, willful movement.
Counting Concepts
Ideas or skills involved in numbers and quantities.
Creative Expression
The use of music, movement, drama, or art to communicate.
Creative Movement
Using the body to communicate.
Emotional Development
The expansion or explanation of feelings or reactions.
Eye Foot Coordination
The ability to adjust or move the feet in response to visual information.
Eye Hand Coordination
The ability to adjust or move the hands in relation to visual information.
Fine Motor
Skills which require the use of the small muscles, especially those of the hand.
Grasp and Release
The ability to intentionally grip, then release an object.
Gross Motor
Skills which require the use of the large muscles, such as those in the arms and legs.
Imagination
The act of creating mental images of what is not actually present or been experienced before.
Language Development
The acquisition of speech and oral comprehension as well as the understanding of written communication.
Listening
The ability to understand the spoken language as well as discriminate sounds, rhythm, and pitch.
Lower Body Strength
The power or resistance of the muscles in the legs and lower trunk.
Matching
The skill of recognizing two things that are equal in appearance, size, or other quality.
Object Permanence
The idea or knowledge that an object exists even when it is no longer visible.
Patterning
The ability to recognize and continue a predictable series of objects.
Pre-Writing
Any of the skills which prepare the hands and eyes for written communication.
Problem Solving
The ability to find a solution to a mental or physical question.
Rhythm Exploration
To examine and play with beat, movement, and dance.
Role Play
Using the imagination to predict and act out the actions of another person, animal, or object.
Self Concept
The idea that one is an individual and possesses unique qualities.
Sensory Development
The use of the senses to experience the world.
Sequencing
The skill needed to follow a chronological, causal, or logical order of objects or events.
Size and Shape Discrimination
The ability to compare and relate objects based on their dimensions or form.
Smelling Discrimination
The ability to identify and discriminate using the olfactory sense.
Social Development
The understanding of how one relates to others.
Sorting
To group or separate objects based on their characteristics.
Sound Discrimination
The ability to identify and discriminate with the auditory sense.
Spatial Awareness
The understanding of where ones body is in relation to other people and objects.
Tactile Stimulation
To rouse or excite the sense of touch with stimuli.
Trust
The belief in the reliability of others.
Upper Body Strength
The power or resistance of the muscles in the neck, shoulders, arms, and upper trunk.
Visual Development
The maturation of the the visual sense.
Visual Discrimination
The ability to discriminate and recognize differences between visual stimuli.
Visual Stimulation
The use of images designed to excite the visual sense.
Visual Tracking
Following a moving item with the eyes and head.
Vocabulary Enrichment
The adding of new words to the list of words already learned.