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.

“I love to watch his expression when he gets the answer correct. Little does he know he is actually learning. I love it!”

Mom of four-year-old

Types of toys for this age

Now your child might:

  • Physical

    Learn to swim, skate, dance, ski and bounce on a trampoline

  • Cognitive

    Have a longer attention span for engaging in new activities

  • Social & Emotional

    Begin to grasp that people have different experiences and feelings

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.