in preschoolers is at its peak. Find out the activities that you can plan with
your preschooler for intellectual development.
4 year old this month is capable of lot more than before. You are in for plenty
of surprises as she develops a lot more skills. Here we have listed some of her
developments that you can expect this month.
Intellectual Development of
You may find her getting engaged
in imaginary plays.
She shall start naming colours and
understand simple counting.
She shall slowly begin to
understand the concept of time now.
She knows a lot more words than
before. You can further stimulate her communication
skills by reading books, holding conversations with her and asking
Physical Development of
Here are lists of
physical development you can expect from her this
She shall be busy hopping,
swinging and doing some somersaults now. She will love to stand on her single
foot for some time now.
She shall be aware of her body
parts and can draw a basic human structure now. Apart from drawing
a circle, she shall also learn to copy a square or capital letters. She has
also mastered the art of using scissors.
She shall love to explore her
physical strength, however; may get frustrated upon not being successful. Be
prepared for all the skids and falls.
Social Development of
Here are some of the
social developments you can expect this month:
love interacting with people around more. Encourage her to participate in
different activities, as she shall learn a lot from playtimes and interactive
It is very important that she develops problem
solving skills fast and not bring in much emotion into
Emotional Development of
Your child at this age
is moving between reality and fantasy. You may often find her engaged in
imaginary plays. You may find her getting confused between a fantasy and
reality. It is normal for her to develop fear of the
dark and wake up suddenly at the middle of the
You must consider her emotions seriously. In fact you
can help her making sense of all her emotions. It is normal for the
preschoolers to throw tantrums
and get violent at times. Help her calm down and teach her to deal with strong
You may also consider visiting a paediatrician, if
you think she is getting too aggressive
Spiritual Development in
Your child has a very
active imagination now. She may also be inclined towards the supernatural
You need not be surprised if you find her
developing strong faith in God. You will be amazed to listen to her own views
about life, the world and the all powerful.
You will also
find her developing interest about spiritual experiences, symbols and
She shall soon develop an understanding of the good
and the evil.
If you have the habit of developing spiritual
languages in your family, you will be surprised how quickly she catches
however should not be considered as rigid developmental deadlines. These are
just a general pattern of growth the most of the children follow. So, even if
she is lagging behind in some areas, you may soon find her developing her
skills and getting better. In case you are concerned about her rate of growth
and worried about the developmental delays, you can always get in touch with
This is the time when she shall vide for your
attention constantly. You may be surprised by her change in behaviour, as she
was pushing you away 6 months back! She shall be getting more and more
demanding and attached to you in the coming months. The strategies that you had
once devised may no longer appear that useful any more. However, do not worry,
as this too is part of her developmental
How to stimulate communication
skills in preschoolers? Which activities are good for intellectual development
in preschoolers? How to help preschooler deal with strong emotions? Discuss
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