Fine Motor Skills for Toddlers 36 – 42 Months

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Pre-Schoolers 36 - 60 Months

‘Fine motor skills’ refers to the development of small muscle movements of the hands. Fine motor skills develop as your child’s whole body gains mobility, stability, cognitive, and emotional/social development. Fine motor skills that come to mind are shoe tying, writing, and cutting paper with scissors. Tips to Help You 36 – 42 Month Old Develop Fine Motor Skills You …

Day2DayParentingFine Motor Skills for Toddlers 36 – 42 Months

Gross Motor Skills for Preschool Children 48 – 60 Months (4 – 5 Years Old)

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Pre-Schoolers 36 - 60 Months

At five years old, most children can complete the following gross motor skills: Walk backwards toe-heal Jump forward 10 times without falling Walk up and down stairs independently, alternating feet Turn a somersault Tips to help your 5 year old develop gross motor skills You can help with early child development.  Suggested play to help a child between four and …

Day2DayParentingGross Motor Skills for Preschool Children 48 – 60 Months (4 – 5 Years Old)

Gross Motor Skills for Children 36 – 48 Months

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Pre-Schoolers 36 - 60 Months

At four years old, most toddlers can complete the following gross motor skills: Run around obstacles Walk on a line Balance on one foot for five to ten seconds Hop on one foot Push, pull and steer wheeled toys Ride a tricycle Use a slide independently Jump over six inch high object and land on both feet together Throw a …

Day2DayParentingGross Motor Skills for Children 36 – 48 Months

Q&A: How Can I Tell if My Child Has a Sensory Processing Disorder?

Tamara Guo Child Development, Pre-Schoolers 36 - 60 Months

I have a 4-year-old son who recently joined a program for kids to teach them basics of running, hitting & kicking a ball. He has attended twice with approximately 20 other 4/5 year olds. Each team is comprised of 5 children. In my observations my son and another ran, played, and acted silly during the duration of the 60 minute …

Tamara GuoQ&A: How Can I Tell if My Child Has a Sensory Processing Disorder?

Q&A: 3 Year Old Drooling Problem

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Pre-Schoolers 36 - 60 Months

 I have a little 3 year old that drools. What techniques do you recommend that I employ? Since drooling typically ends when a child finishes teething, a child who is drooling at age 3 needs the special help you will providing. I would recommend first asking the parent’s about the child’s tooth brushing routine and make sure that the child …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 3 Year Old Drooling Problem

Q&A: 3 Year Old Preoccupied with Throwing and Dumping Things

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Pre-Schoolers 36 - 60 Months

My 3-1/2-year-old son seems preoccupied with throwing and dumping things. His play seems limited and atypical. I would not say that he is obsessed with one topic or subject to the exclusion of others but just generally his play seems shallow or does not have much purpose. He is not around other children his age much but when he is, …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: 3 Year Old Preoccupied with Throwing and Dumping Things

Q&A: My 4 Year Old Cannot Articluate “F” “SH” and “S” Sounds

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Pre-Schoolers 36 - 60 Months

My 4 and 1/2 year old son is in special needs Pre-K mainly because of his speech, which is unclear. He cannot pronounce many sounds; for example, f, s, sh, etc. He is also speaking English only since he was 2 before which he spoke (very little) and understood Tamil. He still understands Tamil very well. My concern is school …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: My 4 Year Old Cannot Articluate “F” “SH” and “S” Sounds

Q&A: My 4 Year Old Doesn’t Want to Read

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Child Development, Pre-Schoolers 36 - 60 Months

 My granddaughter is 4 years old will not pay attention when we try to help her with her reading. She will look everywhere but at the book. She knows her numbers and can do sums if she is in the mood to do so. I get so frustrated as she is very bright but when her teacher tries to get …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: My 4 Year Old Doesn’t Want to Read

Q&A: Is It Normal for a 4 Year Old to Hold His Book Upside Down?

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Pre-Schoolers 36 - 60 Months

Is it normal for a boy 4 years and 7 months to hold his book upside down? He also tries to write his name, but from the right hand side to the left. Since your child is under age 5, he is still young and learning very early reading and writing skills. But, most children do learn left from right …

Day2DayParentingQ&A: Is It Normal for a 4 Year Old to Hold His Book Upside Down?