In your response, provide your peer with at least one suggested developmentally appropriate activity that could be used to support one of the milestones discussed in their fact sheet, or provide suggestions for how your peer can plan an environment or activity that nurtures each developmental domain.
Though the reply, the basic expectation, for deeper engagement and learning, you are encouraged to provide responses to any comments or questions others have given to you (including the instructor) before the last day of the learning week; this will further the conversation while also giving you opportunities to demonstrate your content expertise, critical thinking, and real world experiences with this topic.
The stages of child development for children that are entering kindergarten
A child entering kindergarten, should have advanced gross motor skills that allows them to play sports and engage in active play with their peers. They will have gained more control of their small muscle movements needed for fine motor activities. Cognitively they should be understanding new concepts, solving problems on their own, considering options, and identifying rudimentary cause-and-effect principles. Language should consist of four to five word sentences, with an understanding of what is being said by them and others around them. Their social emotional skills should be blossoming at the age. The should be able to engage in group play, take turns, and share. But they still need to be supervised by an adult during this time, to help these skills to continue to develop appropriately.
Self help skills should include the ability to feed themselves, dress themselves, and brush their own teeth and hair. (Groark. 2014)
Groark, C., McCarthy, S. & Kirk, A. (2014). Early Child Development: From Theory to
Practice. Bridgepoint Education: San Diego, CA.