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Attention and Memory

    1. Anticipates parts or rhymes or songs
    2. Repeats 2 -5 or more digit sequence or 2-5 unrelated words
    3. Points to the hand that is hiding a toy
    4. Joins in saying nursery rhymes-repeats parts of them
    5. Tells the name of an object or picture shown briefly in a group of 2-5 or more and then hidden
    6. Remembers incidental information (What did you see at the store?)
    7. Describes families objects without seeing them
    8. Recalls 1or more elements from story just read (no prompts)
    9. Matches both color and shape of an object ( or picture) seen only briefly
    10. Describes events that happened in the past ( e.g. yesterday, last week)


    1. Sort objects by color, form, or name
    2. Follow directions including in, out, on
    3. Identifies soft and hard
    4. Identifies red, blue, and yellow
    5. Identifies square and round
    6. Understands up, down, top, and bottom
    7. Understands under, over, next to, and beside
    8. Understands fast/slow
    9. Understands empty/full
    10. Answer questions or makes statements indicating an understanding that different activities occur at different times of the day (breakfast in the morning, sleep at night)
    11. Select “the one that is different” or the one that is not the same”
    12. Understands heavy/light
    13. Understands around, in front of, in back of, between, high, and low
    14. Completes 2 analogies (sentences involving opposites)
    15. Group by 2 characteristics (size and color, shape and color)
    16. Understands fat, skinny, thick, and thin
    17. Understands rough and smooth
    18. Understands backward and forward
    19. Understands materials and can tell of what material common objects are made
    20. Sort by categories (food, animal, …)
    21. Labels all primary colors (red, yellow, blue, green, black, white)
    22. Labels square, triangle, and circle
    23. Name examples within a category (animal)
    24. Compares sizes of familiar objects not in view
    25. Completes sentences involving analogies
    26. Identifies an object that does not belong (color, shape, size)

    Symbolic Play

    1. Engages in adult role-playing( cooks, hummers, talk son play telephone)
    2. Pretends that objects are something other then what they are (blocks and food)
    3. Assumes different roles in playing house or other activities
    4. Represents more complex events in play( plays doctor with a doll or animal, goes shopping using a baby carriage or wagon as a shopping cart)
    5. Pretend play includes a 3-4 part logical sequence that evolves as play proceeds
    6. Uses materials to construct other objects
    7. Use dolls, studied animals, or puppets as participants in play - gives dialogue to them
    8. Describes own activities during play
    9. Builds large structures from blocks or chairs and centers play around them
    10. Involves other in pretend play - discusses roles
    11. Uses you animals or dolls to act out "what would happen if"
    12. Engages in complex adult role - playing (plays house with other children, solvingproblems as adults would solve them)


    1. Experiments with cause and effect in play
    2. Answer at least 1 "why do" question correctly ( why do we use?)
    3. Identifies silly or wrong pictures or events
    4. Answers 2 or more "what do you do when" questions (tired, hungry)
    5. Describes simple absurdities seen in pictures or in real life ( going to bed with clothes on)
    6. Responds appropriately to " tell me how you make a ...
    7. Describes what " well happen next"
    8. Finds "one to go with this" (nail with hammer)
    9. Reasons about experiences and ask and answers questions ("what will happen if?")
    10. Reasons about future events ( if -----happens, I will...")

      Visual Perception: Puzzles and Matching

    1. Place round, square, and triangular forms in form board
    2. Places round, square and triangular forms in reversed from board
    3. Puts together two kinds of 2-piece puzzles
    4. Puts together a puzzle with 4 or 5 interconnected pieces
    5. Matches geometric forms (orientation irrelevant )
    6. Matches at least 8 geometric shapes
    7. Completes 8-10-piece interconnected puzzles
    8. Imitates constriction of a simple visual pattern using parquetry blocks
    9. Completes a 12-20+ piece interconnected puzzle
    10. Matches letters and numbers