At ABC Academy we focus on encouraging the developmental skills of Preschoolers 3 Years of Age.
Below is a developmental guideline for cognitive, motor, personal development skills they can learn and develop.
Small Muscle Skills – What can three-year-olds do? They can:
- hammer nails and pegs,
- put pegs in pegboard holes,
- build a tower of nine blocks,
- imitate building a bridge of three blocks,
- draw around their own hands and feet,
- draw simple forms and figures,
- paint with a large brush, take tops off containers and put them back on again, and
- follow the outline of a simple shape with a finger.
Large Muscle Skills – What can three-year-olds do? They can:
- balance on one foot for a short time,
- walk on a line, walk and run on their toes for a short time,
- walk downstairs without help,
- jump from the bottom step,
- run well,
- catch a large ball with arms straight,
- do a forward somersault with help,
- jump forward without falling, and
- stand up straight with both feet together.
Self-Help Skills – What can three-year-olds do? They can:
- unbutton buttons,
- dress and undress with some help,
- clean up spills with help,
- try to lace shoes,
- wash hands and face without help,
- brush teeth with help,
- help set the table, and
- sometimes tell you when they need to use the toilet (but will often need to be reminded).
Language Development Skills – What can three-year-olds do? They:
- begin to speak in longer sentences,
- describe pictures, including the ones they have drawn,
- repeat nursery rhymes and songs, and know at least one from memory,
- repeat three short words in the same order that they hear them,
- ask questions beginning with “What?” “Who?” “Why?”,
- answer “Who?” “What?” “Where?” questions,
- know the names of many objects,
- give simple reasons for behaviors and events,
- talk to themselves or other about experiences, real or make believe,
- begin to talk more clearly,
- listen to longer stories, and
- understand words that show place.
Social-Personal Development Skills – What do three-year-olds do? They:
- like to do things for themselves,
- understand how they take turns and share, through they may not be generous,
- listen while others talk; play with a group of other children,
- like to help around the house,
- show affection for younger children,
- choose a special friend, even though they are sometimes jealous of one another,
- like to pretend to play act; are eager to please,
- may say “I dont like you,” instead of hitting,
- ask for something instead of taking it,
- ask for help, even when they can do it alone, and
- choose activities by themselves.
Cognitive Development Skills – What do three-year-olds do? They:
- begin to match, recognize, and name some colors, shapes, and textures,
- put together simple five to ten piece puzzles,
- make simple forms with clay,
- draw a figure with a head and body,
- count to five; count three objects,
- are starting to be aware of time such as day and night, morning and afternoon, now and later,
- know who is older and younger than they are,
- point our likenesses and differences,
- understand meaning of the words “in”, “out”, “up”, “down”, “under”, “over”, “next to”,
- begin to understand differences in size such as “big”, “little”, “thick”, “thin”, “tall”, “short”,
- give answers to simple questions,
- love to ask questions themselves, and
- enjoy listening to stories.
Reference: Michigan Department of Social Services
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