Cognitive Development Curriculum (3 – 5 Years)

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National Early Childhood Education Curriculum for Cognitive Development Ages 3 – 5 years. Mental Development, Language Development.

Week 1

Topic:  Mental Development

Performance Objectives – Parent/Caregiver: Should be able to:

1. Encourage exploration, experimentation, manipulation and interaction with the environment.

2. Provide opportunities for problem solving activities

3. Provide adequate resource material for mental stimulation

4. Provide materials for sorting exercise

5. Recognize individual difference and challenges

6. Facilities identification number symbol 1-50

8. Facilities exploration and manipulation of numbers.

Performance Objectives – Child: Should be able to:

1. Explore and experiment with living & non-living object in the environment.

2. Identify objects and their uses in the environment

3. Sorts and classify objects in the environment

Content:

1. Knowledge of the environment. (Living and non-living)

2. Problem-solving activities e.g. grouping, sorting, matching.

3. Using object and picture to solve simple addition

4. Time, date and seasons

Activities – Parent/Caregiver:

1. Plain and carryout activities that will encourage the child to explore and experiment.

2. Organize visits, excursions, nature talk and walk and gardening

. Interact with people and react to materials within the environment

3. Engage in play activities with the child

4. Provide opportunities for the child to express himself and engage in dramatic play.

5. Encourage the child to solve simple problem

6. Encourage games using different objects.

Activities – Child:

1. Explore. Observe. Handle and manipulate objects in the environment.

2. Draw objects and forms of representations of objects.

3. Make objects form clay/plastering, play games e.g. hide and seek

4. Imitate positive behavior in the environment

5. Engage in role play and dramatic play.

6. Use objects and pictures to solve simple addition

Caring/Learning Materials:

•             Toys

•             Paper

•             Old news paper

•             Calendars

•             Cup

•             Postal/charts

•             Picture books

•             Slate

•             Clay

•             Sand and water

•             Crayons

•             Pencils

•             Chalk

•             Plastering

•             Paint

•             Pair of scissors

•             Chalkboard

•             Flash light

•             Moveable alphabets and figures

•             Jig-saw puzzles

•             Lego

•             Building blocks

•             Matching cards and other objects

•             Musical instrument

Evaluation Guide:

Child

1. Explore, experiment and interact within the environment

2. Identify and classify living and non-living things

3. Carry out simple calculations.

Parent/caregiver/teacher

1. Lively, resourceful related well with children.

2. Patient, kind but firm.

3. Learning environment structured.

National Early Childhood Education Curriculum for Cognitive Development Ages 3 – 5 years.

Week 2

Topic: Language Development

Performance Objectives – Parent/Caregiver: Should be able to:

1. Interact with child read to teach alphabet and numbers

2. Play with child teach child to play creatively.

3. Lead child to follow instructions.

4. Teach greetings and acceptable behaviors to the child

5. Teach them reading behaviors.

6. Tell stories and news

Performance Objectives – Child: Should be able to:

1. Communicate fluently in the language(s) of the environment

2. Recognize, read and write letter of the alphabet and numbers (in the language of the immediate environment and English)

3. Say greetings and obey instructions.

4. Listen to and tell stories

Content:

1. Improvement of verbal and non-verbal communication skills

a. Listening

b. Speaking

c. Reading

d. Writing

2. Greeting

3. Simple instruction value.

Activities – Parent/Caregiver:

1. Initiate and participate in play activities with the children

2. Initiate conversation

3. Display and talk about children’s work and creativity

4. Use letters of alphabet and number figures to teach reading and writing

5. Provide simple instructions and initiate new items

6. Organize visits, excursions, nature talk and walk

7. Speech defects detached and referred.

Activities – Child:

1. Talk about self, family, people and events in the community.

2. Play group games and musical instruments.

3. Tell and listen to stories.

4. Sing songs and recite rhymes

5. Use writing materials e.g. pencil, crayon, chalk

6. Read short story books

7. Participate in conversation

Great people and obey instructions.

Caring/Learning Materials:

Pencils

Musical instruments Poetry books

Games (words cards) Song/rhyme books Story books

Picture books Charts Posters

  • Movable Alphabet and numbers books/puzzles
  • Writing books
  • Paper
  • Radio
  • Tape recorder
  • Television
  • Chair
  • Crayons
  • Slate etc.

Evaluation Guide:

Child

1. Knowledge about the environment

2. Communicate meaningfully

3. Recognize letters of the alphabet and numbers (1-50)

4. Discuss and ask questions

5. Read and write two and three letter words

6. Tell stories

Parent/Caregiver/Teacher

1. Prepare child for primary school

2. Praise child’s effort

3. Increase ability to form and make sentences by the child

4. Provide stimulating environment for language development.

Cognitive Development Curriculum (3 – 5 Years)

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