Your Developing Child: 4 Years
- Walks up stairs and down stairs, with one foot on each step
- Hops or stands on one foot for up to three seconds
- Runs easily
- Bends over easily without falling
- Cuts out a circle and a square with children’s scissors
- Copies a circle and a cross
- Draws a person with three parts
- Uses sentences with four or more words and answers simple questions
- Asks many questions like “what”, “where” and “why”
- Tells stories and sings songs
- Speaks clearly enough to be understood by most people
- Enjoys being in a play group
- Is able to name the shapes of a circle, square and triangle
- Counts out loud to 10
- Talks about things that happened in the past
- Knows and names four colors
- Dresses and undresses, including zippers and large buttons in the front
There are many ways you can help your child’s development.
Play is a learning experience for children. Play is a universal and vital process for the healthy development of every child. Play is the child’s work and allows him/her to explore the world in which he/she lives and grows.
If you have any concerns about your child’s development, talk to your public health nurse or family doctor.