3-4 year olds – development

3-4 year olds

 

They may be able to…

  • jump
  • walk backwards
  • stand on one foot
  • use a trike
  • climb stairs confidently
  • balance
  • catch
  • run
  • build a tall tower with block
  • greater pencil control
  • use scissors
  • copy shapes
  • basic threading
  • using their imagination

They may be aware of…

  • more, big, small
  • sympathy
  • plans
  • friendships
  • negotiation and control
  • being frightened
  • other people
  • humour
  • being helpful

They may enjoy…

  • talking
  • pretend play
  • matching games
  • books
  • puzzles
  • dressing up

Things to try…

  • park, woods, beach
  • dough
  • riding trikes
  • construction
  • cooking
  • cutting and sticking
  • simon says…
  • library
  • party games
  • putting away toys
  • swimming

Behaviour…

  • might start to tell fibs
  • playing with rather than alongside
  • bedtime avoidance
  • stubborn
  • awareness of rules/ boundaries and testing them
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