- Understands right, wrong, fair, and unfair.
- Can recognize simple words and may even be reading.
- Can name four or five colors.
- Has a vocabulary of 6- to 8-word sentences.
- Can tell a simple story.
- Understands games have rules.
- Can skip, walk on tiptoes, and jump forward.
- Throws a ball overhand.
- Can cut with scissors and use glue.
- Can dress and undress without supervision.
- Listen to and show respect for your child.
- Continue reading to your child or read together.
- Color, paint, do crafts, and play board games with your child.
- Enhance your child’s experience with trips to parks, libraries, zoos, and other points of interest.
- Begin age-appropriate chores, such as sorting laundry, setting the table, and cleaning the bedroom.
- Always show affection.
- Build self-esteem by allowing your child to solve problems.
- Encourage your child while working on a task.
- 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