I am 3
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