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Your 4 and 5 Year Old Continues to Grow and Learn at Mes Amis

4+ Year Old Room Outcomes

Making sure to improve on everything your child learned from last year, Mes Amis introduces 4 and 5 year olds to new skills. Combining ages 4 and 5 in the same room, Mes Amis ensures each child receives experiences focused on the Emergent Curriculum and hands-on activities.


Your 4 Year Old

We have your 4 year old begin an attempt at writing words for colours, shapes, numbers, and the alphabet in both English and French. By the end of this preschool year, your child is able to:

  • Continue working on everything from the previous year
  • Begin to attempt to write the words for colours, shapes, numbers and alphabet in English and French
  • Write their names
  • Recognize simple words in English and French
  • Speak clearly in adult-like sentences most of the time
  • Tell long stories about own past experiences
  • Correctly say the words: sew, house, zoo, buzz, chop, much, jam, fudge, shoe, push, look, ball
  • Use sentences to describe objects and events
  • Walk a straight line, only stepping off once or twice
  • Stop, start and change direction smoothly when running
  • Throw and catch a ball successfully most of the time
  • Hold a crayon or pencil correctly
  • Climb playground equipment without difficulty
  • Draw simple lines, shapes and a few letters
  • Hop on one foot
  • Use scissors to cut along a thick line drawn on a piece of paper
  • Dress and undress with little help
  • Usually play well in groups
  • Talk about having a best friend
  • Share willingly with others
  • Work alone at an activity for 20-30 minutes
  • Separate easily from their parents
  • Play make believe games with others
  • Respond verbally to “hi” and “how are you”


Your 5 Year Old

Just as the years previous, Mes Amis refreshes your 5 year old child’s memory of what they have already learned. We then help your child prepare for their grade-school years through hands-on experience in reading and writing. As the year comes to an end, your 5 year old is able to:

  • Continue working on everything from the previous year
  • Read and write simple basic words in English and French
  • Understand some words about time and order
  • Recognize letters and the sounds they make
  • Correctly say all sounds in words except "th" and "v"
  • Speak clearly enough to be understood by everyone
  • Recognize some familiar written words
  • Tell about own experiences and ask about yours
  • Skip across a room
  • Walk on a beam without falling
  • Catch a small ball
  • Hop on one foot for ten feet
  • Copy shapes
  • Cut out simple shapes following an outline
  • Know right from left on own body
  • Pay attention and follow simple instructions when in a group
  • Play cooperatively with two to three children for 20 minutes
  • Complete washroom routines without help
  • Apologize for actions he/she didn’t mean to do
  • Listen while others are speaking
  • Show an understanding of right and wrong
  • Help others
  • Explain rules of a game or activity to others


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Interested in what Mes Amis Daycare & Preschool has to offer? Then register your child with our centre today.

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