Your toddler is 3 years and 8 months old

Your toddler is 3 years and 8 months old!

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Month 44

Toddlers have a positive attitude and a great spirit! Your little one is probably running around and enjoying every minute of the day, they may also start becoming a little clingier and holding onto material items and may not be very good at sharing at the moment! Your child is still living in a world of fantasy and make-believe.They are enjoying the world they have created around them and might get that confused with reality at times. Be aware, their optimistic attitude and laughter can be contagious!

Having fun

You child is full of energy and is enamoured with the world around them. The probably love spinning in circles until they get dizzy as well as tumbling around. Along with running, jumping and spinning, your child can probably walk up and down stairs without your help. You may notice your toddler getting better with some of their toys by being able to arrange blocks by colour, or shapes or by size. They are able to recognise the differences and match blocks together. They may even have a favourite toy at this stage which they won't want to be parted with for long.

Social Interaction

Your child is interacting and getting along with other children. They have probably learned how to share, but it is a skill that they will constantly be learning. Your child probably has a strong connection to their toys and at the moment, thinks that if another child plays with it, then they will keep it. The will probably insist that the toy is their own and will grab back at it and try to hold on to it.

Your child is probably very content having some alone time as they become more independent. They will probably be fine playing alone for about twenty minutes a day.  Your child is entering that phase where they want to know everything about the world. You will probably be answering a lot of ‘how’ and ‘why questions which you may or may not be able to answer! They might even ask the same question more than once, which will require patience on your part.

Thinking

Your child is living in their own little world. Continuing from the previous month when they talk to themselves, your child probably loves to play with their imagination. They probably know what it means to ‘pretend’ and if you ask them to play ‘pretend’ games, they will understand. Playing 'pretend games', such as dressing up, playing shops or pretending to make cakes in the kitchen can really help them to develop their own identities, think independently and problem solve. They can also help you to realise where your toddler's interests lie.

Find out how your toddler will progress at 3 years and 9 months old

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