Between the ages of three to five years old, their development is apparently seen to be growing up quickly in many directions. Your children are curious, energetic and sociable. They have come a long way on the path towards independence. It’s time for them to join kindergarten, and may already have attended a playgroup or preschool. Home is still their safest place after experiencing all new adventures.
Appropiate Toys for 3 Years and Beyond
- Fine Motor and Coordination Development - Develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Improve mobility and strength on outdoor play equipment like playing golf and toss games. Enhance hand-eye coordination and finger dexterity, including encouraging self-help skills .They make children very proud of their independence such as The Tie-Up Shoe
- Emotional and Social Skill Development - Encourage to express their feelings through pretend play and socialize with others and also to know how to live with others in society such as The Doctor Set and The Fantasy Blocks
- Intellectual Stimulation - Help your child to learn about symmetry, balance, shapes and colors in a variety of different sizes and themes and are compatible like the colorful wooden blocks.
3 Years and Beyond Developmental Milestones
- Be able to walk on tiptoes and easily backward.
- Can hop using only one foot.
- Can make shapes out of play dough, hold a pencil and write letters and cut figures with scissors
- Can tumble, skip changing their feet, and easily catch a ball
- Play alongside other children and may join in other children’s play.
- Become more cooperative with peers, especially in group activities.
- Like to pretend they are other people and to play dress-up.
- Show a great deal of affection toward others.
- Know and can identify basic shapes: square, circle, and triangle.
- Can match and sort things by shapes, colors and size
- Be able to recognize and name up to eight colors, and like to ‘read’ books.
- Can count up to 20 Know concepts such as largest, highest, and alike.
- Begin to understand volume and can identify the container that holds the most.
- Understand night and day and their relation of time
- Use simple sentences. Talk about things and make up stories.
- Use language to express thinking and increasingly complex sentences in speaking to others.
- Say and begin writing the alphabet.
- Can retell a story while following along with pictures in a book.
- Can explain what things do according to their purpose.
- Can answer the telephone properly.