BABY AND TODDLER - 4 YEARS

Social/Emotional

  • Would rather play with other children than alone
  • Enjoys doing new things
  • Is more and more creative with make-believe play
     

Language/Communication

  • Knows some basic rules of grammar, such as correctly using “he” and “she”
  • Tells stories
  • Sings a song or says a poem from memory such as “Itsy Bitsy Spider” or the “Wheels on the Bus”
  • Can say first and last name


Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem solving)

  • Names some colours and some numbers
  • Understands the idea of counting
  • Starts to understand time
  • Names 4 colours
  • Draws a person with 2 to 4 body parts
     

Movement/Physical Development

  • Fine motor
    • Shows hand preference
    • Cuts on line continuously
    • Copies a cross
    • Copies a square
    • Copies some capital letters
  • Gross motor
    • Hops and stands on one foot
    • Catches a bounced ball
    • Runs more controlled
       

Ask for help if your child:

  • Cannot jump in place
  • Cannot scribble
  • Shows no interest in interactive games or a make-believe
  • Ignores other children or does not respond to people outside the family
  • Resists dressing, sleeping, and using the toilet
  • Cannot retell a favourite story
  • Speaks unclearly

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