Play is an important part of a child's development. Through play, children explore and learn about their world as well as developing imagination, creativity, social skills, and problem solving skills. It is important to remember that children move through the different levels of play at different rates. Personality traits as well as life experiences affect children's movement through the stages of play.
Early development of number concepts is critical in developing positive attitudes about mathematics at an early age. In addition to the these concepts, don't forget that patterning, sorting, classifying, and measuring are also great math skills to practice before kindergarten.
These stages represent a way of looking at writing development in young children. All stages overlap and children progress and reach writing stages at many different ages. The development of early writing skills is another aspect of your child's emergent literacy development. Regardless of which stage your child is at, writing development can be enhanced through being encouraged to write on a regular basis.