Resources for Ages 3 - 4 Years
So many changes occur as your child grows from a toddler to a preschooler! The resources you will find on this page will provide you with information on what your child should know and be able to do at this age as well as practical activities and videos to help you engage with your child during this critical time in their development!
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The CDC checklist explains the milestones your 3-year-old should reach. Use the checklist and activities to help your child learn and grow.
The CDC checklist explains the milestones your 4-year-old should reach. Use the checklist and activities to help your child learn and grow.
Check the important development milestones your child has reached by three-years old. Use this with your doctor to discuss what your child has reached and what to expect next.
Check the important development milestones your child has reached by four-years old. Use this with your doctor to discuss what your child has reached and what to expect next.
A free, downloadable placemat to practice math with your child. Use it to incorporate math learning at dinner time.
A list of tips and activities to practice math with your child and prepare them for school.
Free tips, activity ideas, and links to books and websites so you can learn how to turn walks into an educational experience for your child.
Learning measurement skills are important for many daily activities. Find activities, online games, and other resources to support your 3-year-old in learning measurement skills.
LITERACY AND LANGUAGE
A free, downloadable placemat to practice reading with your child. Use it to incorporate literacy skills at meal time.
Sesame Street’s word guide provides information and activities to support your child’s language development.
Cox Campus shares the TALK strategy and quick tips for developing your child’s vocabulary.
Find out how to use daily activities to build your child’s fine motor skills with these ideas.
Play-dough is a great toy for your child’s sensory development. Learn 11 easy recipes for making play-dough or silly putty at home.
Bear Crawl is a fun activity to get your child moving and practice strength and coordination skills!
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Understand the importance of teaching your child self-control and some tips and activities to help them practice.
A free, printable tip sheet on promoting positive behaviors in your child at home.
Learn how to help your 3-year-old develop empathy with these free activities, games, and articles.
APPROACHES TO LEARNING
Learn 10 things you should know about playing with your child.
Learn how to teach your child to cooperate with requests.
Find tips for making a daily schedule with your child.