One of the greatest joys in our life is seeing our children’s first milestones. Words are not enough for how happy we will be when we witness them. We will just be surprised that our calm children will soon have full of energy, curiosity, drive, aggressiveness, bossiness, and a tremendous stream of imaginative ideas that come from their young minds and mouths when they reach the age of four or five.
These changes in behavior and thinking are all part of the necessary process of child development that will help our kids in creating a strong foundation as they enter the kindergarten world. Let’s look at some of the following milestones our children achieve during this point in their lives.
- Milestones in movement
By this time, there will be significant improvements in their motor skills as they are expected to be able to stand using one foot for about 10 seconds or longer, do some hops or somersaults, and be able to swing and climb, and perhaps can skip.
- Mental milestones
Our kids will experience a big leap in their mental skills as by this time they will be able to count about 10 or more things, can say the right names of a minimum of four colors, comprehends better the idea of time, and begins to know the things that are utilized at home such as food, money, appliances, etc. As parents, teaching and facilitating our children to learn these things at home will give them a headstart.
- Milestones in language
Our children will now have the ability to recall some parts of a particular story, talk in sentences exceeding five words, utilizes the future tense, be able to tell stories that are longer, and is now capable of saying name and address. Preschools or daycare centers such as the daycare in Ohio teach and provide activities to further promote our kids’ language skills.
- Milestones in social and emotional aspects
There will be observable changes in our children in their social and emotional abilities and behavior. They will now begin to like pleasing their friends, want to be like their friends, agree to rules, love singing, dancing, and acting, start showing more independence, differentiate fantasy from reality, and can be demanding at times or enthusiastically cooperative. Aside from our homes, child care centers are perfect places for our kids to develop these skills.
At A Promising Tomorrow Early Care & Educational Center, we acknowledge the importance of these milestones for children and formulate our programs and apply methods and approaches that support their positive overall development. To know more about our Preschool in Toledo, Ohio, feel free to contact us.