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Four – Five Years

Four – Five Years


  • Names body parts and can draw a person with 2-4 body parts


  • Understands the idea of counting- can repeat 4 digits
  • Starts to understand time
  • Plays board and card games
  • Can make predictions about what will happen next in a story**very important skill**
  • Can retell a favorite story

Social and Emotional:

  • Imitation of adult roles-plays “mom” and “dad”
  • Make believe play becoming more creative
  • May develop new fears about unfamiliar sights and sounds, worries about monsters, has nightmares
  • Body exploration normal at this stage-you will need to help him learn what is appropriate
  • Likes to play with other children now rather than by herself
  • Tells you about likes and dislikes



Speech and Language

  • Knows some basic rules of grammar
  • Can tell stories, sing songs, recite poems from memory
  • Uses prepositions
  • Uses plurals
  • Can say first name consistently and last name with prompts

Fine Motor:

  • Can copy a rectangle
  • Brushes teeth and grooms self
  • Catches a bounced ball most of the time
  • Pours, cuts and mashes own food with close supervision

Gross Motor:

  • Hops on one foot
  • Can now go up/down stairs with one foot at a time
  • Is more skilled at throwing a ball overhead
  • Will catch a ball most of the time