Preschooler Milestones and how to support your child’s development

It can be difficult not to compare your preschooler with other kids or even resist listening to what other people tell you what they think your preschooler should be doing at this age. If you are not completely sure what skills are typical for a preschooler, check out this video.

3MEL-83 Alphabet Art (3)A preschooler’s thinking and learning skills are in full bloom. An activity can hold their attention for about 10 to 15 minutes. They have developed the ability to remember things like parts of their favorite stories.

We can carry out a conversation with them because they like asking questions and are able to use complete sentences. They know that words are powerful and they use these words to get their points across.

Preschoolers also have a vivid imagination and enjoy playing pretend and inventing things.

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At times, preschoolers attempt to act like a grown up by imitating their parent or caregiver and try to do things beyond their capabilities.

Preschoolers display more self-confidence and separate easily from their parents. They also enjoy playing with others. They are capable of sharing and taking turns but some disagreements can still happen.

A preschooler needs plenty of opportunity to play and exercise. By this age, the running is more controlled. He can start, stop, hop and balance on one foot for a few seconds.

shutterstock_94653136By now, the fine motor skills have developed that a preschooler can draw simple objects, copy crosses and squares, build tower of blocks and play with puzzles.

All in all as preschoolers grow, their world will begin to open up. They will become more independent and begin to focus more on adults and children outside of the family. Their interactions with family and those around them will help to shape their personality and their own ways of thinking and moving.

So remember to always be consistent with your child and always encourage them to play and interact with others.

Learn more about developmental milestones from my upcoming videos right here:


Got questions for Teacher Raissa about child development and milestones? Leave a comment below or send us a message at ogalalaexpert [at]

Teacher Raissa is a teacher by day and Crayola addict 24/7! She absolutely adores children and has been working (and playing!) with them for the last 9 years. She teaches math, is a homeroom adviser to adorable Preschoolers, and believes in learning through play.

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