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3 to 4 Years

He’s in his fourth year with a very active time ahead of him. At this stage your preschooler will:
  • Climb, slide and swing on playground equipment.
  • Handle child’s scissors and cut out simple designs.
  • Enjoy playing with other children and socialize well.
  • Become less self-centred and more able to understand feelings and point of view of others.
  • Start to count objects.
Learn about the Development Milestones for this stage:
Preschool: Overview

3 to 4 Years

It's important to respect your child's feelings. Don't make fun of his fears or worries. You'll find, too, that your child will have more understanding of how other people think and feel. And because he can think about others more, he can cooperate better, and play simple games in small groups. When he plays, he can set goals, such as "I'm going to build a castle", and he is beginning to plan ahead a bit. For instance, he'll understand when you say, "Grandma will be here after three more sleeps".

 

Things to Remember about the Preschool Years
At about this age, children start to think more about the feelings of others. Talk with your child about how he would feel if people started talking and interrupting while he was talking. You and your child might create a signal, like the child touching your arm, when she wants a turn to talk.
 

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