Three Year Old Child Development Stages & Milestones | Help Me Grow MN

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Children Grow. Age: Three Years. Your child at age three may seem very
grown up. Her attention span is longer she is no
longer saying “no,” as often, and she has become interested in many
things. (classroom chatter) “…to Elizabeth.” Cognitive Development. (Woman) “Now what is doctor Diane doing?” (child whispers answer) (Woman) “He is, and he’s going.” By three, children recognize and
identify almost all common objects in pictures.
Three-year-olds have come to understand differences such as big and little. She can sort by shapes such as circles,
squares and triangles and can understand the concept of the
number “two.” While she may not know the names of colors, she can match items of the same color. A three-year-old uses her thinking
skills to solve problems. A three-year-old’s play often involves
imitating adult tasks such as cleaning or cooking. Your child may use her imagination,
pretending that it is bedtime for Teddy and putting a blanket to cover him up. Language and Communication Development. (Child) “I can.. a summer dress.” The three-year-old is a great
conversationalist and we’ll chat away. She speaks in
complete sentences of 3 to 5 words and can use pronouns such as me, you, we, us, them, and some plurals like cars, dogs or cats. She is able to say her name age and sex. Others will be able to
understand most of what she says. She is able to respond to questions when
asked, and can answer questions that require
more than a “yes” or “no” answer like, “where do you think bunny went to?” Your
child is probably asking a lot of “why?” questions. Sometimes it seems endless, but patience
in your responses helps three-year-olds learn. By three, a child uses language to express both
thoughts and feelings. She can understand sentences with two or
more ideas. (“You can have a cookie when we get home.”)
Talking with your child about everything helps her grow and learn. Social and Emotional Development. By three, a child is better able to
contain their emotions and there will be less tantrums and
outbursts. When a three-year-old sees another child crying they may try to comfort the child. At
three, children express affection openly and
express a wide range of emotions. By three, a child will separate easily
from his parents. A this age, she is interested in playing
with other children, and friends become increasingly
important. Large and Small Muscle Development. By three, a child’s balance is fairly good overall.
Around three, children learn to jump, usually from a
bottom step of stairs and may do this over and over again.
Three-year-olds can climb ladders, use a slide independently and alternate
their feet when climbing stairs. He walks with an almost adult style and
runs around obstacles easily. He can catch large balls and throw
balls overhand. Instead of simply scribbling with
markers or crayons, the three-year-old makes simple drawings.
she is able to copy drawings such as a circle or a cross. Because eye-hand coordination is
so much more developed at three, a child may enjoy threading large beads
onto a thick string or may want to build a tall tower of blocks.
There are several things you can do to help your three-year-old grow and learn. Some ways you can support your
child’s development are to: Point out colors and numbers in the
course of everyday conversation. Provide lots of sensory experiences for
learning and developing coordination— sand, finger paint, puzzles, markers and
crayons. Give your child opportunities to move
about and use the large muscles— time at the playground, park or backyard. Sometimes, children aren’t developing as
typically expected. These signs indicate that your child may
not be developing as other 3-year-old children: When she frequently falls and has
difficulty going up or down the stairs; has persistent drooling or very unclear
speech; is unable to build a tower of more
than four blocks; is unable to communicate in short
phrases; doesn’t engage in “pretend” play; is unable to understand simple
instructions; has little interest in other children;
has extreme difficulty separating from parents. if you have concerns about your child’s
development, contact your health care provider or you
can call the Minnesota Department of Education Help Me Grow information and
referral Iine at 1-866-693-GROW (4769)

16 thoughts on “Three Year Old Child Development Stages & Milestones | Help Me Grow MN

  1. My son is 3 as of April19th. He can't do or say as much as these children on film…thanks for the video he starts therapy Monday

  2. Very informative short video about development milestones.

    In addition to this, you can easily track the development milestones your child has reached and what to expect next through Immunization Planner ( )

  3. Hi, my son coming june age 3. He identify most of things like shapes, vehicle but he didnt speech well. At the same he didnt playng with other childrens. what can i do. pls give ur valuable adivce. It will helpful for me. Thank u

  4. my two year olds already doing some of this stuff and he already knows his colors shapes and numbers I think you could be very surprised what your child can learn when you start them young they can end up being really smart if you give them a chance to start helping with their development when they're younger and we all have to remember every child is different and has different development at different times what is a good learning tool to watch these videos to learn what each child is doing when

  5. Wow is this up to date? my kid just turned 2 last week and knows all these, all her colors, shapes, can say and read all letters and count and read numbers 1-10. has memorized about 20 diff songs and full pages of story books…and she's bilingual. is this normal ?? it kinda worries me

  6. My son can read anything and everything. On TV … Books, internet… five six letter words.. which floors me every time. It never gets old. Zach knew his abcs and numbers at an early one year old. I discovered this after I bought foam letter toys for the bath and he identified them all, all we did was pick them up. His father and I just had dropped jaws and we were laughing in complete astonishment. We were going to teach him something what we thought was new to him. We were histerical. Suddenly, now he is playing the piano at three years old. Doing this all on his own. He found a piano app on his dad's phone and mimicked several songs without a blinking light and all in the right rythem, he just remembered every key from start to finish. He works my phone better than me let me tell you. In a few years I'm hoping he'll​ attend a prestigious University. Lol no, but seriously, that's what it seems like at this point. I'm so proud of him. He's progressing very well for just turning three less than four months ago. Don't get me wrong he'll ask me about a trillion questions a second, but he's curious and that's​ just him being three.

  7. Why did they choose a narrator with a speech impediment? I'm not throwing shade. Some people just have different ways of speaking – but when it comes to choosing a narrator, this is an odd choice.

  8. I thought I wasn’t doing a very good job with my 3 year old but I guess I’m doing an excellent job 😄 . My baby knows how to write his full name and age . Spell it out loud too . He knows his #’s , colors, shapes and Alphabet. He’s been fully potty trained since he was 1 and a half. He brushes his teeth by himself and everything. Now I’m teaching him how to read . And he knows 3 languages 😄.

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