Your toddler is 3 years and 7 months old

Your toddler is 3 years and 7 months old!

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It is always important to remember that at 3 years and 7 months, like any of the months, your child will grow and develop at their own rate. When your child gets to this age, everyone is unique and there are no concrete marks and steps that they need to reach by certain times. If your child is taking a little longer in some aspects, be patient, they will get there in the end.

Arts, crafts, and sport

Your child is probably having a lot of fun with arts and crafts and experimenting with different art materials. They are probably getting into paints and crayons and enjoying the colours that they can play with. Encouraging your children to be creative is not only fun, but can fill a rainy afternoon! It might be wise to invest in an art box so that they have paints and crayons to experiment with. Your child may be able to identify a square, triangle and a circle. (They most likely enjoy drawing them too!) Along with the art that your kids enjoy, they probably are beginning to enjoy sports. Your child might be able to kick a ball about and may attempt to throw and catch it (but don't worry if they keep dropping it, these skills will come later).

Learning

Your child is becoming very smart! In fact, by this age, they might be able to tell you how old they are by showing you the number on their hand! Along with being able to tell you their age, your child may be able to tell you three consecutive numbers in order. Your child is most likely beginning to talk to themselves and make long speeches. They like to hear their voice and everything makes sense to them, for parents it is often hilarious hearing your child's constant narrative and can teach you a lot about how their mind works.

Social interaction

Most children love to cuddle. They desire your comfort and attention but also like to hug little brothers and sisters and their friends. Although they are only little, they will be able to grasp other people’s feelings and emotions, especially mummy's and daddy's. If you are having a 'down day', it's not unusual for your toddler to give you lots of cuddles or try to cheer you up. Your child will be developing a mind of his own and might begin to enter a rebellious and strong-willed phase. He will experience a lot of different emotions, but may still find it difficult to find the words to express his feelings verbally. As well as testing the boundaries, they are still exploring the world. At the same time as your toddler is seeking independence, he also wants mummy and daddy for cuddles, quiet time and reasurrance.

Have a look in our Interiors section for tips and advice on decorating your toddlers room.

Find out how your toddler will progress at 3 years and 8 months old

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