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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
Joins in saying nursery rhymes-repeats parts of them
Tells the name of an object or picture shown briefly in a group of 2-5 or more and then hidden
Remembers incidental information (What did you see at the store?)
Describes families objects without seeing them
Recalls 1or more elements from story just read (no prompts)
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) 
Sort objects by color, form, or name  
Follow directions including in, out, on 
Identifies soft and hard  
Identifies red, blue, and yellow 
Identifies square and round  
Understands up, down, top, and bottom 
Understands under, over, next to, and beside 
Understands fast/slow 
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 backward and forward 
18  Understands materials and can tell of what material common objects are made 
19  Sort by categories (food, animal, …) 
20  Labels all primary colors (red, yellow, blue, green, black, white) 
21  Labels square, triangle, and circle 
22  Compares sizes of familiar objects not in view  
23  Completes sentences involving analogies 
24  Identifies an object that does not belong (color, shape, size) 
Symbolic Play
Engages in adult role-playing( cooks, hummers, talk son play telephone) 
Pretends that objects are something other then what they are (blocks and food) 
Assumes different roles in playing house or other activities 
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) 
Pretend play includes a 3-4 part logical sequence that evolves as play proceeds  
Uses materials to construct other objects 
Use dolls, studied animals, or puppets as participants in play - gives dialogue to them 
Describes own activities during play 
Builds large structures from blocks or chairs and centers play around them 
10  Involves other in pretend play - discusses roles 
11  Engages in complex adult role - playing (plays house with other children, solving problems as adults would solve them 
12  Uses you animals or dolls to act out "what would happen if" 
Experiments with cause and effect in play 
Answer at least 1 "why do" question correctly ( why do we use?) 
Identifies silly or wrong pictures or events 
Answers 2 or more "what do you do when" questions (tired, hungry) 
Describes simple absurdities seen in pictures or in real life ( going to bed with clothes on) 
Responds appropriately to " tell me how you make a ... 
Describes what " well happen next"  
Finds "one to go with this" (nail with hammer)  
Reasons about experiences and ask and answers questions ("what will happen if?") 
Visual Perception: Puzzles and Matching
Place round, square, and triangular forms in form board 
Places round, square and triangular forms in reversed from board 
Puts together two kinds of 2-piece puzzles 
Puts together a puzzle with 4 or 5 interconnected pieces 
  Matches geometric forms (orientation irrelevant ) 
Matches at least 8 geometric shapes 
Completes 8-10-piece interconnected puzzles  
Imitates constriction of a simple visual pattern using parquetry blocks 
Completes a 12-20+ piece interconnected puzzle  
Matches letters and numbers