- Enjoys playmates and will begin to play cooperatively with others.
- It is normal to have imaginary friends.
- Speech is almost always understandable.
- Can usually count from one to 10.
- Can walk on tiptoes, climb a ladder, and ride a tricycle.
- Holds and uses a pencil with good control.
- Can draw a person with a face, arms, and legs.
- Maintain a consistent bedtime routine. Using a night light, security blanket, or a toy are ways to help lessen nighttime fears. Reading to your child each night before bed is a calming bedtime routine.
- Allow your child to participate in setting and cleaning up the table.
- Provide your child with clear limits and an explanation of the consequences if rules are broken.
- Use kind words and attention to encourage positive behavior.
- American Academy of Pediatrics. (2014). Ages and Stages. Retrieved from http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/Pages/default.aspx
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Developmental Milestones. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/
- KidsGrowth.com. (2014). Growth Milestones. Retrieved from http://www.kidsgrowth.com/stages/guide/index.cfm