Education

Childhood from 4 to 7 years

Physical development

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??? Learn to run fast
??? Walks unassisted up and downstairs, alternative feet
??? Can balance on small areas
??? Throw and catch a large ball
??? Able to ride a small bike with training assists
??? Able to jump or hop and play games
??? Able to build blocks (i.e. Lego)
??? Demonstrates control of pens and pencils used for colouring
??? Has control to write their name
??? Control when using scissors
??? Can easily dress and undress themselves

Communication and intellectual development

??? Speech is fluent and used correctly, uses up to 1500 words, talk a lot
??? Produce sentences and uses past tense
??? Identifies simple words and understands colours symbols, letters and numbers and can count up to 100, can read.
??? Can give their full name, age, birthday and address
??? Able to answer phone
??? Able to tell story while looking at picture of book
??? Enjoys jokes, singing and rhymes
??? If told a new work ask the meaning of it
??? Draws man with head, body, arms legs and features, and will draw house then colour pictures neatly.
??? Able to carry on adult conversations, asks lots of questions

Social emotional and behavioural development

??? Enjoys and often has one or two focus friendships
??? Take part in group play
??? Has a greater sense of reasoning and co-operation
??? Needs a lot of comfort and reassurance from adults as they like to be liked
??? Likes entertain people and making them laugh
??? Uses language rather than tantrums or physical aggressions to express displeasure
??? Fears can develop ( i.e. dark, ghosts, things under the bed)
??? More independent and confident and greater understanding of what is right and wrong
??? Anxious to please
??? Has mood swings