Developmental milestones 4 year old boy : Social Development

Developmental milestones 4 year old boy

4-year-old developmental
Preschoolers seem to learn so much, so fast. Can you know at this age if your child is gifted? Learning specialists say that sometimes it's clear from infancy that a child learns more quickly than others his age. But for many children, signs of giftedness — usually defined as achievement in one area that's much deeper and faster than that of a child's peers — aren't evident until the elementary school years.

There are many different kinds of giftedness. More common than being brilliant at everything is a child whose talents lie in certain areas. Some kids may have extra-strong spatial or musical aptitudes, for example, while others excel in physical activities or are further along verbally than other kids their age.

Try not to get hung up on the "gifted" label. What an advanced preschooler needs is exactly the same as her peers: lots of stimulation in the form of conversation, books, fresh air, diverse and challenging play experiences, and exposure to new people and places — along with plenty of free play and downtime.

At this age, a gifted child can thrive at home or in a daycare that meets those needs, but an environment with an academic, learn-and-drill emphasis, even for the brightest preschooler, is universally frowned on by child development specialists because it emphasizes skills that will be easily learned later at the expense of the creativity, repetitive play, and security that studies show the brain needs most during the preschool years in order to function optimally later.

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Popping in a DVD or turning on the TV can buy you a precious half-hour to cook, pay bills, or just catch your breath. Small amounts of viewing — under two hours per day for 2-year-olds, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics — won't harm your child. But bear in mind that excessive TV viewing by the very young has been linked with slower language development, obesity, and attention problems.

Stick to age-appropriate, commercial-free preschooler shows. (Cartoons and sitcoms geared to older kids can be frightening or confusing.) As handy as the tube may be, reserve turning it on for those moments when you really have to get something done instead of making it a part of your child's daily routine.

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Usually between 2-1/2 and three years of age, children begin to take an interest in being toilet trained and by age three they are ready to be known as preschoolers. By this age, most children are toilet trained, have developed verbal skills, are continuing to be more independent, and are taking an active interest in the world around them.
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Developmental Milestones
As your child grows into early childhood, his world will begin to open up

I've been in Early Ed for many

by guampa

Years and while I'm no doctor, i am very familiar with the developmental milestones for the 0-3 range. I have never come across "coloring" among those skills.
I just find it strange that a pediatrician would focus in so much on this one specific skill.
In terms of the language delay, hopefully your next evaluation will give you a better idea regarding how many months behind he is. Early intervention is very effective in addressing language delays - often they will "catch up" by preschool age.

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Their aim is to lay the foundation for proper psychological, physical and social development of the child. The focus is to reduce the incidence of mortality, morbidity, malnutrition and school drop-out.