Developmental milestones - fourth year

  • Counts seven objects and recognizes some letters (if taught)
  • Seeks out adult approval
  • Follows three-component directions
  • Understands more dangers, both real and pretend
  • Needs guidance to understand difference between reality and make-believe
  • Separates from parents for a short period (without tears)
  • Understands concept of taking turns
  • Has an attention span of 10 to 15 minutes
  • Speaks in complex sentences
  • Uses correct grammar (past tenses, use of articles, etc.)
  • Recites age, name and town of residence
  • Comprehends daily routine
  • Prefers playing with others over playing alone
  • Plays games with simple rules, such as hide-and-seek
  • Exhibits sense of humor by acting silly and telling jokes
  • Has a growing imagination that may result in exaggerations
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