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Title: “She Goes First”: Cooperative “Housekeeping” Play
Languages: English
Spanish Version: “Ella va primero”. El juego cooperativo de “quehaceres”
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Medium
Setting for which the article is intended: Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Cognitive Development
Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Dual Language Learners
Emotional Development
IL Early Learning Standards/IELDS
Language Development
Social Development
Social Science
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
6. Demonstrate and apply a knowledge and sense of numbers, including numeration and operations.
18. Explore people and families.
29. Use the home language to make connections and reinforce knowledge and skills across academic and social areas.
30. Develop self-management skills to achieve school and life success and develop positive relationships with others.
31. Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
Learning Standards: 1.B. Communicate effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience.
1.D. Speak using conventions of Standard English.
6.A. Demonstrate beginning understanding of numbers, number names, and numerals.
18.B. Develop an awareness of self within the context of family.
29.A. Use the home language to attain benchmarks across all the learning areas and to build upon and develop transferable language and literacy skills.
30.C. Demonstrate skills related to successful personal and school outcomes.
31.B. Use communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.
31.C. Demonstrate an ability to prevent, manage, and resolve interpersonal conflicts in constructive ways.
Benchmarks: 1.B.ECb. With teacher assistance, participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners (e.g., peers and adults in both small and large groups) about age-appropriate topics and texts.
1.B.ECc. Continue a conversation through two or more exchanges.
1.D.ECa. With teacher assistance, use complete sentences in speaking with peers and adults in individual and group situations.
1.D.ECc. Understand and use question words in speaking.
6.A.ECb. Use subitizing (the rapid and accurate judgment of how many items there are without counting) to identify the number of objects in sets of 4 or less.
18.B.ECa. Understand that each of us belongs to a family and recognize that families vary.
29.A.ECa. Use home cultural and linguistic knowledge to express current understandings and construct new concepts.
30.C.ECd. Demonstrate engagement and sustained attention in activities.
31.B.ECb. Engage in cooperative group play.
31.C.ECb. Solve simple conflicts with peers with independence, using gestures or words.