Before you realize, the quiet child of four has now become a dynamo of energy, drive, imperiousness, aggressiveness and cherishable behavior. It may remind you of the phase you went through during the ‘Terrible twos’. It is a part of normal developmental milestones for your preschooler to be full of creativity and ideas. All this behavior and thinking is going to build a secure foundation for the early school days.
Children learn through play and that is exactly what your 4 year old might be doing. At this age, his gross motor activities should be running, hopping, throwing, climbing and kicking balls.
Here is a list of gross motor skills for preschoolers that your 4 year old must be doing day in and out:
Here is list of fine motor skills
Here is a list of gross motor activities, that you can introduce him to boost his gross motor skills
These are the fine motor activities that will help to boost fine muscle movements in children this age:
Cognitive development in children of 4.5 years age includes
Language developmental milestones during this phase include the following where the child:
Your inquisitive and curious child is becoming better at carrying conversations. His vocabulary along with his thought process is growing, thus he is able to express his ideas better.
Here is a list of activities that helps in enhancing cognitive and language skills for toddlers:
Here are the social development milestones for a 4.5 years old preschooler
Disclaimer: The information in the article is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor.
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