Free Printable Toddler’s Busy Book

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Developmental Milestones for Kids Aged 3 – 5 Years

Congratulations, you just survived the “terrible twos!” Hopefully, you have energy left for the “magic years” ahead. The preschool year are often known as magic years as your tiny one starts to develop really magically i.e they may start listening to you, imagine some real cute stuff and say I love and hug you more often.

It’s very important to know developmental milestones at every age of your child especially in early childhood. Kids display milestones while they play, learn, speak and move (crawling, walking, etc.).

Checking milestones helps parents to keep a check on the overall development of the kid. If their seems to be any concern, you should concern your pediatrician at the earliest. As any kind of delay if detected early can be worked on to bridge the gap.

Let’s look at the milestones in kids as per their age:

Three Years:

What most kids can do at this age:

Social and Emotional
  • Copies or imitates grown ups and friends
  • Shows love/anger for friends without prompting
  • Are able to take turns in games
  • Shows concern for friend who is sad or crying
  • Understands the concept of “my” and “his” or “hers”
  • Shows a great range of emotions( anger, sadness, love, joy, happiness)
  • Separates from parent without much anxiety
  • May get upset with drastic changes in his schedule.
  • Can dress up and undress(Most of the times)
Language/Speech
  • Follows 2-3 steps instructions
  • Can say names of most familiar things
  • Understands prepositional words like “in,” “on,” and “under”
  • Can say his first name, age, and gender
  • Can name his friends
  • Can talk and communicate even with strangers
  • Carries on a conversation using 2 to 3 sentences
Cognitive (Brain-development, thinking, problem-solving)
  • Can play with toys with buttons, levers, and moving parts appropriately
  • Can pretend play with his toys( Animals, Dolls, Cars etc)
  • Can solve small puzzles with 4-8 pieces
  • Understands what “two” means
  • Can draw a circle with marker/pencil/crayon.
  • Can turn the pages of a book one at a time
  • Is able to Builds towers of more than 8 blocks
  • Can Screw and unscrew jar lids or turns door knobs
Physical Development(Gross Motor Skills)
  • Can climb easily with a good grip.
  • Runs effortlessly.
  • Is able to ride a tricycle(3-wheel bike)
  • Walks up and down stairs well.
  • Can hop on one leg

Four Years:

What most kids can do at this age:

Social and Emotional
  • Loves to do new things.
  • Gets more creative with his/her pretend play
  • Can play with other kids than just by himself
  • Listens and understand his/her peers
  • Knows what he/she likes or dislikes
Language/Communication
  • Knows some basic rules of speech, such as correctly using “he” and “she”
  • Sings a rhymes or songs from his memory such as the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” or the “Wheels on the Bus”
  • Can make stories
  • Can remember past events (a day or two)
  • Can say his first and last name
Cognitive (Brain-development, thinking, problem-solving)
  • Knows his numbers and colors
  • Understands the concept of counting.
  • Remembers events and stories
  • Understands the concept of “same” and “different”
  • Draws a simple figure with 2 to 4 body parts
  • Can cut with scissors basic shapes
  • Starts to copy some capital letters
  • Is able to play simple board and card games.
  • Can predict what he/she thinks is going to happen next in a book
Movement/Physical Development
  • Hops with one foot up to 2 seconds
  • Can bounce and catch the ball most of the times.
  • Can self- feed.

Five Years:

What most kids can do at this age:

Social and Emotional
  • Gets influenced by peers and wants to be like them.
  • More likely to agree with rules set for him/her.
  • Loves to sing, act and dance.
  • Can show concern or sympathy when required.
  • Can tell what’s real and what’s pretend
  • Displays more independence
  • Can be demanding sometimes
Language/Speech
  • Is able to Speak very clearly
  • Can narrate simple stories using full sentences
  • Can use future tense; for example, “My friend will be here.”
  • Is able to Say his name and address correctly
Cognitive (Brain-development, thinking, problem-solving)
  • Can Count 10 or more objects
  • Can draw a figure with at least 6 body parts
  • Can write and spell his name
  • Can copy shapes
  • has an idea about things used every day, like food and money
Movement/Physical Development(Gross motor skills)
  • Is able to stand on one foot for 10 seconds or maybe even longer
  • Can hop and skip too.
  • Is able to do somersaults independently.
  • Can use fork and spoon while eating
  • Can use the toilet independently
  • Can swing, climb and hang on monkey bars.

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