Preschooler is a child who is old enough to walk and talk but too young to go to school and ready for preschool.

A child of age of 3 or 4 is considered a preschooler.

Physical Development

  • Gains about 1.8 to 2.5 kgs per year
  • Grows 2 to 3 inches per year
  • Has all 20 primary teeth by age 3
  • Will attain Normal" vision of 20/20 by the age of 4yrs, this means that the test subject sees the same line of letters at 20 feet that a normal person sees at 20 feet.
  • Sleeps 11 to 13 hours at night, usually without a daytime nap.

Development in Learning language

Stammering may occur in the normal language development of toddlers ages 3 to 4 years. It occurs because ideas come to mind faster than the child is able to express them, especially if the child is stressed or excited.

Regarding language preschooler will use

  • Pronouns and prepositions appropriately
  • 3-word sentences
  • Plural words
  • Understand size relationships
  • Follow a 3-step command
  • Count to 4
  • Name 4 colors
  • Enjoy rhymes and word play
  • Responds to "why" questions
  • Counting to 10

Behavioral change

  • The preschooler learns the social skills needed to play and work with other children.
  • Preschoolers test their physical, behavioral, and emotional limits which is normal.
  • Preschoolers should display initiative, curiosity, the desire to explore, and enjoyment without feeling guilty or inhibited.
  • Preschoolers want to please their parents and others of importance so that they get appreciation.

Things to remember for preschooler

  • Preschoolers are highly active in these ages and able to quickly get and try dangerous situations. Parents are advised to keep child in supervision at this age.
  • Make it a habit that preschooler should wear a seatbelt whenever you driving with child lock ON.
  • Major cause of injury in preschoolers are falls as they love climbing to new and adventurous heights, preschoolers may fall off playground equipment, bikes, down stairs, jump from bed and sofas, from chairs etc. Always don't let them access to dangerous areas like roof, steep staircases.
  • Teach them Rules and regulations at this age of what to do and what not to do.
  • Keep them away from Kitchen to avoid burning and getting them hurt from kitchen appliances.
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