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    GOLD® Objectives and Dimensions (WaKIDS)

    1. Regulates own emotions and behaviors 
    • Manages feelings
    • Follows limits and expectations
    • Takes care of own needs appropriately 
    2. Establishes and sustains positive relationships
    • Interacts with peers
    3. Participates cooperatively and constructively in group situations
    • Balances needs and rights of self and others
    • Solves social problems 

    4. Demonstrates traveling skills

    5. Demonstrates balancing skills

    7. Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination
    • Uses fingers and hands
    • Uses writing and drawing tools

    8. Listens to and understands increasingly complex language
    • Comprehends language
    • Follows directions
    9. Uses language to express thoughts and needs
    • Speaks clearly
    10. Uses appropriate conversational and other communication skills
    • Engages in conversations

    11. Demonstrates positive approaches to learning
    • Attends and engages
    • Persists
    • Solves problems
    12. Remembers and connects experiences
    • Recognizes and recalls
    13. Uses classification skills

    14. Uses symbols and images to represent something not present
    • Thinks symbolically

    15. Demonstrates phonological awareness
    • Notices and discriminates rhyme
    • Notices and discriminates smaller and smaller units of sound
    16. Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet
    • Identifies and names letters
    • Uses letter–sound knowledge
    17. Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses
    • Uses print concepts
    18. Comprehends and responds to books and other texts
    • Uses emergent reading skills
    19. Demonstrates emergent writing skills
    • Writes name

    20. Uses number concepts and operations
    • Counts
    • Quantifies
    • Connects numerals with their quantities
    21. Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes
    • Understands shapes


    Note: These 20 objectives are a subset of the 38 objectives for development and learning appearing in Teaching Strategies GOLD® Objectives for Development & Learning, Birth Through Kindergarten, © 2010 by Teaching Strategies, LLC, Bethesda, MD. The number associated with the objective corresponds with the GOLD® objective; numbers are missing when the associated GOLD® objective is not part of WaKIDS