Your toddler is 4 years and 11 months old

Your toddler is 4 years and 11 months old!

storytime

Month 59

Language Development

The language skills at this point are well developed. Children at this stage should be able to pronounce words clearly, speak in complex and compound sentences, use correct grammar for the most part and have good-sized vocabularies that continue to grow rapidly. Children this age enjoy initiating conversations, can wait their turn to speak during group conversations and are typically able to include appropriate details when sharing personal experiences. At the same time, try not to worry if your child seems a little behind his friends with speech. Once children go to school they often catch up with their peers in no time. If you are concerned with your child’s speech, have a chat to your GP who might suggest word exercises or a speech therapist.

Social Development

Children this age can manage feelings and social situations with greater independence. They might decide on their own to go to another room to calm down, or try strategies like negotiation and compromise to resolve a conflict before seeking adult help. Your child may still be having tantrums at this age but they are very different to a year ago and you should be able to calm them down quicker and with (a bit of!) reasoning. They also have improved skills for forming and maintaining friendships with adults and other children. Close bonds with siblings, cousins and friends are especially important for learning how to share and interact with other children and for developing relationships that will continue into adulthood.

Find out how far your toddler will have progressed when they turn five years old!

RELATED ARTICLES

Related Articles

Christmas Gift Ideas for Toddlers
Toddlers
Christmas Gift Ideas for Toddlers
Christmas Gift Ideas for Toddlers Looking for fun, cool Christmas gifts for...
Win one of Three Izmi Baby Toddler Carriers
Win
Win one of Three Izmi Baby Toddler Carriers
To celebrate the launch of the new Izmi Baby Toddler carrier this month we are...
How to explain death to your toddler?
Toddlers
How to explain death to your toddler?
How to explain death to your toddler? It can be difficult to explain the death...
Toddler won't separate from his blanket, how can I wean him off it?
Parenting
Toddler won't separate from his blanket, how can I wean him off it?
Toddler won't separate from his blanket, how can I wean him off it? It can be a...

email block

baby-s-first-christmas-gift-ideasBaby

Baby's first Christmas gift ideas

Christmas is a special time for parents and their newborn's, which can make choosing the perfect present tricky. From baby's...
how-to-explain-death-to-your-toddlerToddlers

How to explain death to your toddler?

It can be difficult to explain the death of a relative or loved one to a small child. Here's some...
national-day-nurseries-association-and-clangers-launch-kindness-with-the-clangersParenting

National Day Nurseries Association and Clangers launch ‘Kindness with the Clangers’

National Day Nurseries Association and Clangers launch ‘Kindness with the Clangers’, a five-week series of fun and educational activities...
win-super-cute-baby-sensory-toys-with-the-sophie-la-giraffe-gift-set-worth-65Win

Win super cute baby sensory toys with the Sophie La Girafe gift set worth £65!

Win a cute sensory development toy for your baby by entering our competition for your chance to win a Sophie...
win-a-year-s-supply-of-tea-worth-1-500Win

Win a year's supply of tea worth £1,500

Here's you chance to win a year's supply of 'super teas' from We Are Tea