Parenting a preschooler
will require you to engage in conversations now so as to help in communication
development skills. Find out how you can help in boosting the development of
your 4years and 11-month-old
Your preschooler is
learning and developing rapidly at this age. Together with her physical
changes, you can also expect changes in the ways she thinks and interacts now.
Now that she is completing her 5th year, she is a lot more independent than
before. You will find her all the more self reliant and shall love expanding
her social circle. She will appear steadier than before, however; it might get
difficult for you to predict her emotional reactions at times.
will love to play different roles and test her limits. It is essential you stay
around her when you feel she is getting herself in some kind of dangers. By the
time she turns 5 years, she shall gain better control over her emotions and
Here are some general guidelines stated that you
can expect her to attain this month:
Understanding a 4Years and 8-Month-Old
You may find her
talkative, friendly and a lot more curious than before. She has developed her
confidence/health/324_3397/building-self-confidence.html to quite an
extent and tries to please others now. She will be more sympathetic towards
others and try solving their problems. However, she may still appear stubborn
and cranky in some cases.
She shall love to keep herself
absorbed in the preschool games. Fear of night, dogs and insects shall be
normal at this age. However, she shall calm down with your
Development of Cognitive Skills
This is the time when
you may find her confused at times distinguishing the real from the fantasy.
Here are some other developments you can expect this
She shall be able to distinguish
objects based on colours, size and shape.
Her counting skills will be
She shall be able to separate
You can expect an answer when you
ask about her age.
She shall be able to identify more
than 4 colours now.
She shall be able to know about
simple opposites now.
She shall understand the meaning
of some relations.
She shall love venting out
her energies moving and jumping around now. Here are some developmental
milestones you can expect this
She shall love climbing the
Jump around or hop in one
Build blocks and towers.
Throw or catch a ball with a
Draw a circle or copy another
She shall love tip
Develop constructions with her
Development of Preschoolerâ€™s Communication
She can now communicate her
feelings effectively without crying. Here are some other developments you can
expect this month:
She can speak
She can now argue using
She may still not be able to speak
some words clearly.
She may ask you simple questions
like how, when, what and why.
She may follow your simple
She will love listening to stories
but misinterpret some of the facts.
She can understand comparisons
like good, better and best.
As a parent it is important you
engage in conversations with her rather than react to the tantrums. This shall
help her understand how to react to different
You can negotiate by offering her some choices.
takes a lot of patience and you should not feel overwhelmed dealing with her
demands. It is important you prepare her for the trouble spots that you are
aware of as a parent. She shall be following you when it comes to dealing with
different circumstances and situations.
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