Your Child’s Fourth Year

Your little one is growing up so fast! By the time they turn four years old, your child will have accomplished many milestones in their journey through life. It’s an exciting time full of change as your child grows and learns, and there are certain milestones that can tell you how well your child is doing that. 

Some of these milestones might seem small, but they are an important part of your child’s overall development. That’s why it’s good for you to be aware of what changes to expect during your child’s fourth year. When you know what to look out for, you can help your child learn and grow with confidence. 

Remember, these milestones are a guide, not a hard and fast rule. Some children pick up new skills faster than others, and some children need a little extra encouragement. Don’t stress about whether your child is doing everything listed by the exact ages given. But if you are concerned about your child’s development, it’s wise to consult with one of our pediatric therapists at More to Say, LLC to get answers and advice.

Your Child by Three-and-a-Half Years

It may feel like things are slowing down with your child, but they’ve got some more tricks up their little sleeves! They’re making great strides in all aspects of life.

By the age of three-and-a-half, your child is making leaps and bounds in their physical abilities. In this stage, their physical abilities might surprise you, as they may:

Around three-and-a-half years, your child’s language skills expand rapidly, allowing for richer conversations and deeper understanding. They may begin to express themselves more clearly and start to:

At three-and-a-half, the world around them becomes a puzzle waiting to be solved, as their cognitive skills mature and evolve. Their thinking skills are blossoming, and they might:

Navigating the social and emotional world becomes more intricate as your child approaches the three-and-a-half-year mark. Socially and emotionally, you might notice them:

Your Child by Four Years

As the candles on the birthday cake grow to four, your child blossoms in ways that amaze and delight. Dive into the remarkable milestones they’re likely reaching during this vibrant year.

By the time your child reaches four years of age, they’ll have enhanced their motor skills considerably. They may be able to:

By the fourth year, your child’s ability to communicate and understand language takes a significant leap. Here’s what they may be able to do at this stage:

As your child approaches their fourth birthday, their cognitive abilities expand and mature. They might:

Emotionally and socially, a four-year-old starts to show a clearer sense of self and their place in the world. At this stage, your child may:

How to Help Your Four-Year-Old Reach Their Milestones

As your child navigates the fascinating journey of their fourth year, they are brimming with curiosity and a thirst for knowledge. The world becomes their classroom, and every experience is a learning opportunity. Here’s how to ensure your budding explorer is on track with their developmental milestones:

Embrace this exciting phase, watching them learn, adapt, and grow. Every conversation, game, or outing has immense potential. Your patience, guidance, and involvement shape their holistic development during these formative years. And always remember, More to Say, LLC is here to help—contact our caring pediatric therapists today to get answers and guidance.  

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