Even though every child develops at its own pace, there are key development stages that you should be aware of so that you know, at every moment, in which way you can contribute to the development of child’s potentials. At the age of three, children run and walk independently; they can even walk on the tips of toes, and hop in small distances. This is the period when they like to play with ball, and you can even teach them how to ride a tricycle, and you must dance with them to different types of music.
In this period, your child is able to draw a phase and has already started using, to a greater extent, one hand for drawing and writing. Vocabulary is expanded each day, and the use of symbols starts. If you give your child to thread beads, it is likely that he will be successful in that activity. If he has already started with the kindergarten, he has probably learnt to share toys with others, but it will not be surprising if he is possessive and does not wish to share them with other children. Learning to count may be fun at this stage, so make sure that you offer them books in which animals are drawn or fruit that he can count.
At the age of four already, child is playing more with other children in the group, and shows affection toward other children. Also, there is a wish to be of use to others and he is getting more independent in the activities he performs. At this stage, making various shapes can be a lot of fun. Activities you do with children should be directed toward the development of their focus and memory. Considering that children show interest in how the world around them works, the need to be destructive over objects they get familiar with may develop. Don’t be scared, this is a development stage that passes fast.
As pre-school is getting close soon, and then the starting of school, develop the child’s love toward books, writing and drawing because these skills will be helpful in their first steps of school curriculum.