Strong Families from the Start

Ages 4 to 5

Social and Emotional
Enjoys doing new things
Plays “Mom” and “Dad”
Is more creative with make-believe play
Would rather play with other children than by himself
Cooperates with other children
Often can’t tell what’s real and what’s make-believe
Talks about what she likes and is interested in

Your child's milestones from age 4 to age 5:

Language/Communication
Knows some basic rules of grammar, such as correctly using “he” and “she”
Sings a song or says a poem from memory like “Itsy Bitsy Spider” or the “Wheels on the Bus”
Tells stories
Can say first and last name

Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving)
Names some colors and some numbers
Understands the idea of counting
Starts to understand time
Remembers parts of a story
Understands the idea of “same” and “different”
Draws a person with 2 to 4 body parts
Uses scissors
Starts to copy some capital letters
Plays board or card games

Movement/Physical Development
Hops and stands on one foot up to 2 seconds
Catches a bounced ball most of the time
Pours, cuts with supervision, and mashes own food

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