Knowing about the
developmental milestones of your 3-year-old preschooler helps you in
understanding her better. Read on to know about developments at this
Your preschooler has developed
quite a bit now. You must be thinking of putting her or must have already
enrolled her in a preschool to help her sharpen her skills better. She has not
only grown in her height and weight, there has been significant development of
her gross and fine motor skills as well. However, the skills that your little
one is capable of developing shall be dependent on her size and
With fair development of her sense
of balance, she can now walk, jump or hop with relative ease.
She can jump on her two feet and
can also hop or stand on one foot.
She is practicing rolling on her
sides now. Do not be surprised if you find her attempting
You can throw a ball and ask her
to catch one. She might slowly learn to catch a ball this way.
She will love kicking a ball a
little distance away.
If she had not been paddling so
far and only riding it by dragging her feet, you may find her eagerly using the
You can draw a line and ask her to
walk over it. She might surprise you by taking few steps over the straight
She will love to skip and also
take few steps backwards now.
Development of Fine Motor
Skills in Preschoolers
developing her fine motor skills at a faster pace. Here we shall take a look at
what you can expect this
With development of her fine motor
skills, you can find her trying to imitate you with the knife and
butter. She may soon develop the skill of putting butter on the bread with the
butter knife. Do not give her sharp knife; give the blunt one which is used for
Encourage her if she is trying to
pour water or milk from one container to the other. Do not bother much about
the mess, as she is after all trying for her first time. You can always clear
the mess once she is done.
She may attempt to use the
scissors, so make sure to keep it away from her. However, she can practice with
the safety scissors.
She will try to grip the pencil or
pen and try writing with them. It is good to encourage her to write, as this
shall help her concentrate on a task longer. You can offer her white sheets of
paper, on which she can scribble whatever she feels like.
She will love building blocks now.
She may now stack quite a few blocks and balance them for around 2
Other Developments in
With time your preschooler
shall start understanding the concept of safety
rules. If you tell her, "do not touch", or "do not go
near", she shall understand them. You should ensure she holds your hand
while crossing the road.
She will also try to dress and
undress herself. Give her easy stuffs like a cap, a short pant that she can
It is surely amazing to see how your little one
is growing up to be an independent individual with passage of every single day.
Cherish these wonderful moments and look forward to more fun coming in the days
ahead. Good luck mommies!
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