Your 4-year-old is exploring their environment and having an increase in social interactions. Play remains critical to social development. Your child will like being with friends and will start to require less adult supervision.
Children develop at their own pace, so it’s impossible to tell exactly when your child will learn a skill. The developmental milestones below will give you a general idea of the changes you can expect as your child ages. Don’t be alarmed if your child takes a slightly different course.
- Four- to five-word sentences are used most of the time
- tells a story
- count up to four objects
- dress without assistance (except tying the shoes)
- can distinguish between genders and might engage in male-female role play
- can copy a cross and circle