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Preschooler's Growth and Development (4 Years, 1-Month-Old)

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.
Well, 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 concerns.
Let us take a look at some of the developmental milestones that you can expect this month:

Physical and Motor Skill Developments

  1. 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.
  2. You can expect her to sleep for 12 hours now. However, do not worry if she does not nap now.
  3. You will find her balance improving now.
  4. She can now use the scissors and cut papers using them.
  5. If bed wetting is still there, maybe she needs a little more time to get over this habit.

Sensory Developments and Improved Cognitive Skills

You can expect the following from your typical 4 year old:
  1. 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.
  2. Now that she is in school for quite some time, you may find her trying to sing songs.
  3. She will assert her independence in everything she does. She shall also love playing with her imaginary friends.
  4. She may now slowly understand the difference between two objects.
  5. Do not expect her to listen to everything you say. You may also find her getting rebellious if you force her to do something.


You can expect the following from your preschooler:
  1. Make sure she has sufficient space for physical activities.
  2. She can now participate in sports activities and start understanding the rules.
  3. She shall slowly understand the concept of sharing now.
  4. Encourage her to take part in simple chores like settling a table.
  5. Her television time must be limited to not more than 2 hours.
  6. She should be stimulated to different areas of interest, so that she gets more adventurous.

Developmental Delays

You need not be worried if you see the developmental milestones taking a slightly different course. Here are some of the cases of developmental delays that you should be careful of:
  • If she shows a timid or fearful behaviour.
  • If she seems very aggressive.
  • If she seems to show no interest in people or interaction with others.
  • If she seems sad or unhappy.
  • If she shows no interest in any activities.
  • If she appears reluctant about playing with children.
  • If she never engages in fantasies or imaginary games.
  • If she appears very passive
  • If she is still not capable of putting on any of her clothes by herself
  • If she cannot follow your simple commands.
  • 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 specialist.

What are signs of developmental delays in preschoolers? How to deal with developmental delays in preschooler? How to boost the development of cognitive skills? Discuss here.

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