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4years

4 years old

WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW?

Make-believe play fills your preschooler’s days, and the first true friendships begin to develop as social skills improve. You’ll find ideas here to help your four-year-old exercise problem-solving skills, get the most out of imaginative play, and even meet new physical challenges.

  • PHYSICAL
    Learn to swim, skate, dance, ski and bounce on a trampoline
  • COGNITIVE
    Have a longer attention span for engaging in new activities
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How your 4-year-old might play now:

With a longer attention span, a new activity can keep him engaged for extended periods

She can learn to swim, skate, dance, ski and bounce on a trampoline

He can explain something that happened when you weren't there

She begins to grasp that people have different experiences and feelings than she does

As coordination improves, he can use the monkey bars at the playground, walk along a curb, and dodge when he's chased

She is starting to add details to her drawings

He may print his name on his artwork

Her gait is more grown-up

Children develop at their own pace and reach milestones at different times. The highlights mentioned in this website are approximate guidelines only. If you have any questions about your child's development, consult your healthcare provider.

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