Look out for the signs of possible developmental
delays in your preschooler and get professional help if needed. Find out more
about developmental milestones that you can expect this month.
there are certain growth and development milestones that mark the beginning of
the 5th year of your preschooler. Here are stated some of the milestones that
are expected from kids of this age. However, you should not be bothered if you
find her lacking in some area. Every child develops differently and your doctor
is the best person with whom you can discuss your
Your child now gains around 6
grams every day now. Your preschooler may weight around 40 lbs and is around 40
inches tall. her expected vision is 20/20.
You can expect her to sleep for 12
hours now. However, do not worry if she does not nap now.
You will find her balance
She can now use the scissors and
cut papers using them.
wetting is still there, maybe she needs a little more time to get
over this habit.
Sensory Developments and Improved Cognitive
You can expect the following
from your typical 4 year
She can now speak a lot more words than before. She can
now frame sentences and express her feelings in words than wails. You should be
very careful with the language you speak. She may be quick to learn any vulgar
language she hears.
Now that she is in school for
quite some time, you may find her trying to sing songs.
She will assert her independence
in everything she does. She shall also love playing with her imaginary
She may now slowly understand the
difference between two objects.
Do not expect her to listen to
everything you say. You may also find her getting rebellious if you force her
to do something.
can expect the following from your
Make sure she has sufficient space
for physical activities.
She can now participate in sports
activities and start understanding the rules.
She shall slowly understand the
concept of sharing now.
Encourage her to take part in
simple chores like settling a table.
If she seems to show no interest
in people or interaction with others.
If she seems sad or
If she shows no interest in any
If she appears reluctant about
playing with children.
If she never engages in fantasies
or imaginary games.
If she appears very
If she is still not capable of
putting on any of her clothes by herself
If she cannot follow your simple
If she is not capable of helping
you with your daily chores.
If she has trouble eating,
sleeping or using the potty.
If she is not capable of washing
and drying her hands.
These are taken as some of the
signs for possible developmental delays. Rather than triggering the panic
button, you can always see a doctor. If necessary he shall suggest you to see a
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