It is possible to detect
the signs of possible developmental delays only if growth and development
pattern of preschoolers are known. Read on and ensure medical intervention in
case of developmental issues.
are referred as the growth and development patterns that majority of the
children follow. Children develop differently and generally you should not be
worried if he appears slow in some areas. However, when there are any
underlying problems, it is important to ensure medical intervention at the
earliest. Seeing your doctor shall help you better understand his growth and
development patterns. So, if you are in doubt, you can always look into a check
list rather than worrying unnecessarily.
You can expect her to draw the
basic human structure.
She can now brush her teeth without any supervision.
She may be able to dress herself.
However, she shall need your assistance to use the zip and put on the
Development of Communication
She can now speak in sentences
and no longer use her cries to communicate. Here are some language skill
developments that you can expect from her now.
You may find
him using 2 pronouns like he, she or "I".
sure you hold conversations with her. She shall love to tell you about her day
in the school. She can now repeat a sentence that you just spoke. Encourage her
to say her first and last name. You can also teach her your and his daddy's
She can express her feelings now. You may expect
her to tell you if she is hungry or sleepy or wants to play.
This shall make tasks comparatively easier for you.
find her getting more and more affectionate towards you. If you find her
enjoying the pleasure of manipulating her genitals manually, you should not be
worried about it. She is on her way of exploring her body and this is
absolutely normal for her. You can gradually distract her attention to
something else she loves. Do not scold or threaten her to not touch her
genitals, as this will not do much good. After all, your child is too innocent
to understand the concept of right and wrong.
You may also
find her reeling under imaginary fears like injury or dark. However, she shall
soon outgrow such fears
Signs of Possible Developmental
Since it is normal to be
worried as parents, here are some probable signs of developmental delays that
you should be careful of. Take a
You should be concerned if she is still not capable of
sitting down, walking or climbing down the stairs.
If she appears to run in an
If she is still struggling to
pedal her tricycle.
If she is not capable of kicking
or catching a ball.
If she cannot hold a pencil or pen
If she shows no interest in drawing.
If she is not capable of speaking
yet. See if he is not capable of telling the incidences at school.
If she appears frustrated upon not
being able to express.
If she cannot understand what you
Get in touch with your doctor and let her diagnose your
child. She shall be the right person to suggest you a course of treatment if
necessary. Early intervention shall help bring most of the problems under
control. Make sure to cooperate with the specialist for speedy outcomes. Wish
you all the very best mommies!
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