Developmental milestones 4 years Old Checklist
Milestones represent averages, which can give you an idea about what to expect from your 4-year-old. These milestones can alert you to potential concerns and reassure you that he is on par with others his age. At the age of 4, your child is considered a preschooler, an age when motor skills, language and social development milestones are achieved at what seems to be a lightning pace. Keep in mind that all children are unique and develop at slightly different rates; if you have concerns, talk to your child's pediatrician.At the age of 4, children should be able to move in a controlled fashion. Photo Credit Kane Skennar/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Motor skills can be divided into two distinct categories: gross and fine. Gross motor skills involve the bigger muscle groups that control balance and activities such as running and jumping, At the age of 4, children should be able to move in a controlled fashion, according to Great Schools. This means they can start, stop and turn when running, hop on one foot and even gallop. They can easily catch, throw overhead and bounce a ball. Four-year-olds are able to groom themselves when it comes to brushing hair and teeth and can get dressed with little help from an adult, notes Great Schools.
Fine motor skills involve control over activities performed by the hands. A 4-year-old's fine motor skills should be developed to the point where he can handle a pencil or crayon and draw some shapes, according to HealthyChildren.org. When it comes to other devices, a 4-year-old can use a fork and a spoon comfortably to eat without assistance and cut on a line using a pair of scissors.Language and thinking developmental milestones appear to grow together exponentially when your child reaches her fourth birthday. Photo Credit Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images
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I've been in Early Ed for manyby 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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