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Preschool Resources

ᓱᕈᓯᓛᑦ ᐱᖖᒍᐊᕈᒻᒪᐅᖕᒪᑕ ᐊᕙᑎᒥᓂᒡᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᓇᓱᒍᒻᒪᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᑦ ᓱᕈᓯᓛᕐᓄᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᑦ ᓱᕈᓯᓛᕐᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᔪᒪᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓕᑦᑐᒪᑎᑦᑎᓗᑎᒡᓗ ᐱᖖᒍᐊᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ.

Preschoolers love to play and explore the world around them. Learning activities at the preschool level should engage a child’s natural curiosity and desire to learn through play.

ᓱᕈᓯᓛᑦ ᐊᔪᕈᓃᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓲᖑᒻᒪᑕ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓂᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ:

Preschoolers are working to develop skills in five different areas:

ᐅᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒥᒃ

Language Development

ᐃᓱᒪᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒥᒃ

Cognitive Development

ᑎᒥᒥᒃᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᔪᕈᓐᓃᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒥᒃ

(ᓄᑭᕋᓛᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓄᑭᕐᔪᐊᖏᓐᓂᒡᓗ)

Physical Development

(fine and gross motor skills)

ᐃᓅᖃᑎᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒥᒃ

Social Development

ᐃᒃᐱᖕᓂᐊᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐅᔾᔨᕈᓱᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒥᒃ

Emotional Development

ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᑦ, ᑕᕐᕆᔮᒃᓴᑦ, ᓈᓚᒐᔅᓴᐃᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎᑦ ᑕᕝᕙᓂ ᐃᑭᐊᖅᑭᕕᒃᑰᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᖖᒍᐊᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑕᐅᕗᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᓪᓗᐊᑕᖃᖅᑐᑎᒃ ᑎᑎᖅᑭᕆᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᑖᒃᑯᓂᖓᓗ ᐊᔪᕈᓐᓃᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ.

The book, video, and audio resources on this website provide play-based learning opportunities that are focused on literacy but also target these different domains of development.

ᐊᖏᔪᖅᑳᕆᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᑦ, ᕿᑐᕐᖓᖅᐱᑦ ᐃᓕᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᐱᖃᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᕋᕕᑦ. ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᑎᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᑖᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᐃᑭᐊᖅᑭᕕᒃᑰᖅᑐᓂᒃ, ᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᓐᓇᖅᐳᑎᑦ:

As a parent, you have a role to play in your child’s learning and development. When engaging with the activities on this website, you can:

ᐱᖖᒍᐊᖃᑎᒋᕙᓪᓗᒋᑦ

ᑕᑯᓐᓇᖅᑎᑦᑐᓐᓇᖅᐸᑦ ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ ᐱᖖᒍᐊᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ.  ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᖕᓂᒃ ᐃᔾᔪᐊᖅᓯᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ.

Be a play partner

You can model different skills for your child through play. Your child will learn by imitating you.

ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ ᓂᐱᖃᖅᑎᖃᑦᑕᕈᒃ ᐃᓕᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᒍ

ᓂᕈᐊᖅᓯᕙᓪᓗᑎᑦ ᕿᑐᕐᖓᖅᐱᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ. ᓈᓚᒃᐸᒡᓗᒍ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖏᓪᓗ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑎᒋᕙᓪᓗᒋᑦ.

Give your child a voice in their own learning

Choose learning activities for your child based on what they are interested in. Listen to and build on their ideas.

ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᖅᐸᓪᓗᒍ ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ

ᓇᐅᑦᑎᖅᓱᖅᐸᓪᓗᒍ ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ ᐱᖖᒍᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᖃᓄᖅ ᐊᔪᖖᒋᓚᖅ? ᑭᓱᓂᒃ ᐱᒡᒐᕈᓱᒃᐸ? ᕿᓂᖅᐸᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔪᓐᓇᖅᐸᒌᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᐅᓇᖕᒥᕙᓪᓗᒍᓗ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᖃᑦᑕᖁᓗᒍ ᐱᓕᕆᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖖᒋᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ.

Observe your child

Observe your child as they play. What are they good at? What do they struggle with? Look for activities that build on what your child can already do, and challenge them to take risks and learn new skills.

ᖁᑦᑎᓐᓂᖏᑦᑕ ᓇᓃᓐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᒐᓴᐃᑦ ᓇᓕᐊᒃ ᐊᑐᕈᓐᓇᕐᒪᖔᖅᐱᒋᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ. ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᐊᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᐃᑦ ᐱᔭᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᖏᑎᒍᑦ ᓇᓂᑐᐃᓐᓈᕐᒪᑕ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓇᓂᓗ. ᕿᑐᕐᖓᖅᐱᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓ ᓇᓃᒻᒪᖔᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖏᒃᑯᕕᐅᒃ, ᐊᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᓴᓂᒃ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑎᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᖁᒻᒧᐊᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᓗᓯ. ᕿᑐᕐᖓᐃᑦ ᐅᔾᔨᕐᓇᖅᐸᑦ ᑕᒻᒪᖅᑕᖏᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕈᓐᓇᖅᐸᑦ, ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᓴᓅᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᓯ.

For each grade range, a variety of books at various reading levels are suggested. Please know that reading levels vary and this is normal. If you don’t know the reading level of your child, we suggest you start at a lower level and work upwards. When your child shows that they can read at a level without mistakes, you can move to the next level.