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Reaching Milestones: 36 to 48 months

All children have their own timetable, but there are some common factors that a parent can watch for developments in their 3-year-olds. Celebrate with your child as they reach or near these milestones.

Cognitive Development

The below are the cognitive development milestones that your child might near or start achieving:

- Correctly name as many as eight colors

- Know some numbers and understand the concept of counting

- Get sense of time (now, later, next)

- Remember some parts of stories

- Understand the concepts of same and different

- Explore cause and effect

- Start seeing patterns. Like to classify and organize objects (by size, color)

- Solve six- to eight-piece puzzles

- Identify signs and labels

- Use role play (“You be the child, and I’ll be the mother.”)

- Indulges in fantasy play, beyond the pretend play (princesses and pirates)

- Still confused between fantasy and reality

- Follow three-part commands (“Go to the room, put your toy and come back”)

Motor Skills Development

Following are some milestones that showcase motor skills development of your 3 year old child

- Move effortlessly (walking, running, jumping)

- Walk straight - forward and backward

- Ride a tricycle

- Navigate stairs without a support

- Catch a large ball

- Throw a small ball overhand

- Stand on one foot for at least five seconds

- Hold a crayon or pencil like an adult

- Draw a person with two to four body parts

- Start using scissors

- Copy some capital letters

- Dress and undress themselves

- Have mastered potty training

Communication Skills

A 3-year old kid should be able to ace the following communication skills:

- Know almost 300 words

- Speak in sentences of three to four or more words

- Speak without repeating words or syllables

- Imitate most adult speech sounds. It is okay to still mispronounces many words

- Chatter continuously

- Speak clearly enough to be understood by strangers

- Tell stories

- Follow some basic rules of grammar

- Use words like “I,” “me,” “mine,” and “you,” though not always perfectly

Social Behavior

A 3-year old kid should be able to ace the following communication skills:

- Show high interest in new experiences

- Show preferences for certain children and adults

- Play with other kids

- Have imaginary friends

- Play house as the mom or dad

- Understand basic turn-taking

- Understand the concept of possessives (mine, his, hers)

- Express anger or frustration by hitting or throwing

- Show fear of unfamiliar sounds or sights (monsters)

- Negotiate solutions to problems with parents and other kids

- View self as whole person with body, mind, and feelings

- Increasingly become independent

- Ask questions about birth and death


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