I am 3

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I am not built to sit still, keep my hands to myself, take turns, be patient, stand in line or keep quiet.
I need motion, novelty and adventure, and I need to engage the world with my whole body.

Let me play.

What Can You Do to Help Your Child Learn and Grow?

What Can You Expect from Your Child?

  • Encourage your child to take turns with toys and other objects.
  • Provide your child with new words to expand their vocabulary.
  • Avoid baby-talk. Speak to them as you would an adult.
  • Let your child know that you are proud of their new found independence and imagination.
  • Give your child choices (2-3) in order to make decisions.
  • Allow your child to help with chores.
  • Help your child understand and validate their feelings by asking questions, such as:
    • What are you feeling?
    • Why are you feeling this way?
    • Is there anything I can do to help or to make you feel better?
  • Copy actions of adults and friends
  • Show feelings of affection and/or concern for a friend who is upset, without prompting
  • Undress/dress oneself
  • Name most familiar things
  • Call a friend by name
  • Say their own first name, age and gender
  • Show interest in going to new places and trying new things
  • Put together puzzles with 3-4 pieces
  • Copy a circle using a pencil or crayon
  • Play with toys that have small moving parts or buttons
  • Play make-believe with dolls, animals and people
  • Name the eight colors from a crayon box (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, and brown)
  • Climb well
  • Run easily
  • Pedal a tricycle