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3-4 Years Milestones

Gross Motor
  • Hops on one foot and can balance on one foot for 3–4 seconds
  • Goes upstairs and downstairs without holding on
  • Catches bounced ball most of the time
  • Moves forward and backward with agility
Fine Motor
  • Draws a person with 2–4 body parts
  • Uses scissors and cuts on a line
  • Copies a cross (36–41 months)
  • Copies a square (42–47 months)
  • Prints some letters
  • Colors with direction
  • Builds a tower of 10 blocks
  • Cuts out a circle (42–47 months)
  • Ties a knot
Language
  • Understands the concepts of “same” and “different”
  • Correctly names some colors
  • Understands the concept for counting and possibly knows a few numbers
  • Recalls some details from a story
  • Speaks in sentences of five words or more
  • Speaks clearly enough for strangers to understand
  • Tells stories
Personal and Social
  • Begins to have clearer sense of time
  • Engages in imaginative play
  • Is interested in new experiences
  • Cooperates with other children
  • Plays Mom or Dad (acts out family roles in play)
  • Dresses and undresses self/negotiates solutions to conflicts
Other Characteristics
  • Imagines that many unfamiliar images may be “monsters”
  • Views self as whole person involving body, mind, and feelings
  • Possibly has trouble distinguishing between fantasy and reality
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