1. What can I teach my 4-5 year old child at home?
Your kindergartner's brain and body are growing at full speed, and it's time for you to up your at-home learning sessions. You can teach your child a range of things within and outside the academic curriculum. You can introduce them to new words by reading books together and playing word games. This age is also a good time for them to learn how to bathe independently and wear their clothes. Teach them some survival skills such as family member's names, your home address well, a stranger's do's and don'ts, dialing emergency numbers, etc. Interestingly, with the help of some kindergarten worksheets, kids can learn to do all of these activities. Download your weekly curriculum from PLC and use these printable worksheets to make at-home teaching easy and effective.
2. How do I get my 4-5 year old kid to study?
Getting your 4-year-old to study can be daunting if they are not enjoying their study sessions. The first thing to do is provide them with a positive environment to study. Children need time, tools, and an accommodating environment to grow and learn. Equip the room with books, art & craft materials, learning games, STEM games, etc. Next, try to develop small rewards that they can "win" after completing tasks. Also, understand their learning styles - whether visual, auditory, or kinesthetic. PLC's colorful and fun kindergarten worksheets will also be a great aid in getting your child to study as the worksheets are designed keeping in mind the behaviors and likings of kids.
3. How long should a 4-5 year old kid study?
An average attention span of a 4-year-old is about 8 to 12 minutes. That means you will have to get them to re-focus on the subject matter every 10 minutes. This short attention span also means you should divide learning lessons into short periods. Keep their paper-pencil-based activities limited to 30 to 60 minutes a day to ensure they stay engaged throughout the hour. PLC's weekly set of kindergarten worksheets fits the study schedule perfectly. With byte-sized lessons and lots of fun activities, these printable worksheets will enable your child to study efficiently.
4. Should a 4-5 year old kid recognize letters?
By age 4, children often know most of the alphabet letters in their correct order. They can even match the letter to the sound it makes. However, each kid is different, so don't worry if your child cannot recognize all the letters. You can simply help them with PLC's printable worksheets. The country's leading young learners' educationalists have curated and created fun nursery worksheets for children to learn the alphabet - tracing, matching, coloring, and more. Be sure to teach them how they sound by making them read aloud while completing their alphabet worksheets.
5. Should a 4-5 year old kid be able to write their name?
At age 4-5, the child's fine motor skills and legibility improve drastically, and they can copy shapes like squares and triangles. This milestone indicates that they are ready to learn how to write their name. With enough contextual practice, your child will be able to write their name by the 5-6 years of age. Some children learn this earlier, some a little later. So don't worry if your child cannot spell their name correctly. Just focus on giving them more practice with the help of kindergarten worksheets.
6. How do I teach my 4-5 year old phonics?
Phonics is the method of imparting reading and writing skills with the help of speech sounds and written symbols. When a child learns through a phonics framework, they won't need to memorize words and will be able to read most of the new words without a lot of effort. To teach phonics to your child, start laying a foundation by playing sound games when they are 3 to develop phonemic awareness. When they turn 4, help them connect speech sounds with the relevant letter symbol using sound-letter association games. PLC's activity worksheets for 4 year olds have plenty of phonics exercises that should help your kid learn phonics. You can also attend live webinars or watch videos where our expert educationalists can help you with tricks and techniques to teach phonics to your child.
7. How can I teach my 4-5 year old to write his name?
There are several ways to teach your child to write their name. You can start by giving them printable worksheets to trace their names. Perhaps, give them sidewalk chalk or dry-erase boards and have them copy their name in different colors. You can also create a name puzzle and have them put their name together with some verbal instructions. It's important to praise early attempts at writing even parts of their name. Learning how to write their name certainly boosts a 4-5-year-old's confidence and encourages them to learn how to write names of their family and friends. Get creative and use materials in your house to help them learn their name.
8. Can 4-5 year old kids read?
Between ages 4 and 5, your child will start developing basic reading skills like phonics and sight word recognition. However, they'll need guidance to read correctly and might make mistakes. It's a crucial phase for your child to develop these skills, so make sure to support them with plenty of book reading time and reading worksheets. They should be able to understand that a book is read left-to-right and top-to-bottom. They'll be able to read several words, find rhyming words, understand storylines, match words by sounds and even attempt spelling a few simple 2 and 3 letter words. Parents can also access our videos on improving concentration along with 50 worksheets that will help your child to learn better.
9. Can a 4 -5 year old kid count to 100?
Some 4-5 year olds can count to 100 while other children are still in their learning phase. Between ages 4 and 5 they'll learn to skip-count to 100 by counting 10's (10,20,30,..) and eventually till 100.
Expert educators at PLC have designed math worksheets for 4-5 year olds to provide plenty of number count practice with fun games and exercises. Printable worksheets can be printed as many times as required by your child to learn to count. For more tips on how to help your child learn place value, check this video.
10. What will your child learn with LKG worksheets?
With PLC's LKG worksheets, your child will learn a range of foundational skills in Math, English, general awareness, and life skills. Math worksheets for 4-5 year olds will teach them comparative concepts like same-different, big-small, and more-less and the count of 1 to 10, shapes like square, circle, and triangle. English worksheets for 4-5 year olds will consist of lines, curves, alphabets, basic vocabulary, phonics, rhyming words, and small sentences. Coloring pages for 4-5 year olds are designed to teach names of vegetables, number practice, insects & animals, people, places, etc. LKG worksheets also bring about awareness of the environment, self-grooming, basic manners, differentiation between living and non-living, etc.
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11. What should a child learn in nursery?
A nursery class works on developing various foundational skill sets of the children. Through nursery worksheets, role plays, games, music, and physical activities, a nursery child will learn:
● Gross motor skills like running, kicking a ball, carrying objects, throwing a ball, jumping, etc.
● Fine motor skills like holding and scribbling with a pencil, cutting and pasting, shaping playdoughs, stacking, etc.
● Soft skills like teamwork, listening, communication, decision making, etc.
● Pre-writing skills like identifying alphabets with objects, small and capital letters, basic vocabulary, and daily-life sentences.
● Early math concepts like size, weight, 1-20 count, identifying shapes and colors.
● Listening and phonetics
● Other things like music and art skills, basic manners, general awareness about self and people around them, and the environment.