Your preschooler will
develop a sense of ownership and will be able to understand emotions. Find out
how parents can help preschooler in their
Do you feel you have got no
energies left after running around behind your little one? Well, these years
are called the â€śmagic yearsâ€ť for your preschooler,
when she is partly in her own world and listening to you partly. It is getting
hard for her to manage her imaginations at this age. Your preschooler shall
continue to grow and get bolder over the years. Although, your child can attain
milestones at different times, here are discussed some of the
developments that you can expect to happen this
Development of Social
Your preschooler will be
socially a lot more developed than
She shall love to brush on her
own. In fact she might not like your interventions in her endeavours any
She will love to be wanted among
and would also have her best friend of same gender as hers.
She shall slowly develop sympathy
towards others and shall understand emotions like pain and
She shall develop understanding
about money, food and different appliances.
She shall now try and
differentiate between the reality and fantasy.
She will love listening to stories
and telling "tales".
She will become more aware of her
She will develop a sense of
ownership. She will think everything to be her own.
of Motor Skills
skills have also developed fairly now. Let us take a
She shall now attempt to jump high up.
You can find her hopping on a
She can imitate you using the
spoon and the fork.
She can throw a ball quite far
She can paddle a
She shall love to swing, climb,
and develop new structures, draw circles, triangles and squares.
She shall love to climb down the
stairs herself now.
Tips for Parenting
Your child has now
attained one of the most important learning stages. You must shower her with
plenty of enthusiasm to learn and get creative. It is important you take her to
places like museums, zoo and galleries. May be these are no longer your places
of interest, but make an attempt to visit them at some point or the other for
the sake of your growing one.
Do continue reading books to
her. Good books can be an interesting means to learn different concepts such as
manners, good, bad, right and wrong. Concepts like light-heavy; big-small can
be incorporated in daily objects like pillow, brick, balls and
Friends play a very important role. You must encourage
her to develop new friendships and retain the old ones. Such relations shall
help her understand opinions of others, values and their behaviours. She shall
soon understand how every house has a set of rules. This shall help her get
more social and develop a wider perspective of life.
normal for her to be curious about body parts. You need not stress about this
and make sure your answers are age appropriate. You need to be prepared for her
questions in probably the oddest place and time. It is thus important you
already have the answers in your mind.
Try not to overreact
when she is throwing tantrums. You need to remember she is still growing and
needs more time to learn to behave well. It is normal to have queries
and concerns in your mind. You can get in touch with her teachers or doctor to
find appropriate answer to your questions. It is certainly exciting to see your
little one accomplishing new tasks every day. Enjoy watching each and every
moment of her growth and development.
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