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Preschooler's Growth and Development (4 Years, 7-Month-Old)

Check out for the developmental issues that are common cause of concern for most parents and look out for the signs of developmental delays. Read on to know in detail.

The way your little one is learning to talk, and participate in different activities, says a lot about her ongoing growth and development. The milestones are some of the abilities and skills that most of the children adopt by a certain age. However, this does not mean you need to be worried, when you cannot match her skills with all those mentioned in the developmental chart. She shall imbibe those skills sooner or later.

Bringing up the developmental issues when she is growing up are some of the ways you can put to rest all your concerns about her growth and developments.

Here we shall take a look at what your little one may be capable of at this month:

Emotional and Social Developments in Preschoolers

A list of expected developments is below:
  • She will love every new endeavour.

  • She will love to play the role you or her dad plays.

  • She will get more and more creative and participate in the make believe games.

  • She would love to play with other children of her age.

  • She will love co-operating with others now.

  • She can now differentiate between the real and the make belief games.

  • Be prepared, as she shall be vocal about her likes and dislikes now. She shall strongly refuse to accept anything that she does not like. Likewise, she shall show her appreciation for the things she likes.

Development of Communication Skills in Preschoolers

Here are lists of communication skills developments you can expect this month:
  • She is now more aware of the difference between genders. She can distinguish between "he" and "she" now.

  • You may find her singing songs that she learns in her school now. She will also show interest in rhymes. You can act out different rhymes and enjoy wonderful time together.

  • She will love telling stories. Make sure to read out to her every day.

  • She can now easily say her first and last name.

Development of Cognitive Skills in Preschoolers

Here are lists of cognitive skill developments you can expect this month:  
  • You may find her naming numbers as well as colours.

  • She is aware of concepts such as counting.

  • She has developed a fair idea of the concept of time.

  • You can now ask her to draw some body parts.

  • She can use the scissors smartly now.

  • You may find her copying capital letters easily.

  • When you read out a familiar story to her, she will be able to tell how what happens next.

Physical Developments in Preschoolers

Here are lists of physical developments you can expect this month:
  • She loves hopping and moving around in one leg now.

  • She can kick and catch a ball now.

  • She shall love mashing her own food and pour water in a glass.

When to be Concerned about Preschooler’s Development?

While these are the expected developments from her, here are some cases when you should be concerned. Take a look below:
  • If she is not capable of jumping in one place.

  • If you find her having problems in holding a pencil, crayon or pen.

  • If you find her exhibiting no interest in any games.

  • If she is not capable of identifying simple things.

  • If she cannot follow any of your commands.

  • If she is not able to speak clearly.

  • If she is not yet capable of using the toilet, dressing or undressing herself.

  • Or in case you find her regressing.

According to the American Academy of Paediatrics, every child should be diagnosed for developmental delays and autism from time to time. You must talk to your doctor whenever you feel concerned.

What are common developmental issues in preschoolers? When should parents be concerned about developmental issues? How to deal with developmental delays in preschoolers? Discuss here.

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