Your child is now a preschooler, who is fascinated by the world around them. They can speak in longer sentences and will start asking lots of ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘why’ questions as they try to understand more about the world. They enjoy playing with other kids, learning rules and taking turns. And you’ll see them start to form real friendships as they begin to develop their social skills.
The following information has been sourced from the Early Years Learning Framework Developmental Milestones booklet, developed by Community Child Care Co-operative Ltd NSW (CCCC) for the Department of Education.
Encourage them to play outdoors
Open them up to more experiences by taking them to different places e.g. wildlife park, museum, playgroup, aquarium, library
Be creative in setting up play activities e.g. painting, music, arts and craft
Build their self-esteem by involving them in your everyday activities and giving them simple helping tasks e.g. help setting the table for dinner
Be interested in their questions and take the time to reply
Show enjoyment in their success e.g. when they read a word correctly
Please seek advice from your local community health service provider or doctor if your child: