At the age of 3 years and 11 months, you need to plan lessons, classes, and certain beneficial activities for your little one. Plan it all up with a lot of precaution and care as your toddler wants to explore a lot more. Make sure the activities are entertaining to enhance his creativity and imagination. Along with that, provide him the right independence to learn something new. This is the age for interactive learning along with enhancing communication skills.
Weight and height
Make sure your baby has the ideal weight according to his age. Any negligence might lead to issues in growth and development. Here is the average weight of your toddler according to the World Health Organization
If your toddler is a girl;
• weight: 31.5 pounds approximately
• height: 37 inches approximately
If your toddler is a boy;
• weight: 32 pounds approximately
• height: 39 inches approximately
In this age period, your child should be able to speak up to 500 words. Ask certain questions along with learning new things. You will find him exploring different things along with changed behavior.
• Cognitive milestones
You will see your child asking many questions. While question like “why is the sky is blue” or “why is the fish inside the water” might annoy you. But, you need to patiently deal with this development milestone. You will find your child correctly naming the various shades of a color. The child will be able to understand the time horizon (such as morning, evening, etc). You will find him recognizing common pictures, shapes, objects, commands, and colors.
• Movement milestone
In this pre-schooling phase, your child should be able to walk up and down stairs with alternate feet. Also, he climbs, jumps, throws, and catches a ball properly. Other than that, the child should be able to bend over without falling.
• Social and emotional milestones
As your child is becoming independent physically, he is also becoming more socially aware. At this age, the emotional and social milestones for your child include showing imitation of their parents and friends. Your child should be able to recognize his familiar family and friends along with understanding verbal affection.
Health and nutrition
• Offer a range of healthy foods that include fresh vegetables, low-fat dairy products, lean proteins, fish, whole grain bread, and cereals
• Don’t expect your child to clean the plate and add an appropriate portion for each meal
• Offer regular meal and pay attention to your child eating habits
• Avoid feeding processed food and sugary drinks. The drinks that should be regularly provided include water and milk
Suggestion and tips
• Don’t be harsh to your child. Make sure you are connecting emotionally along with understanding the brain development of your little one
• Make sure you help your child in choosing the healthy behavior
• Motivate your child in order to enhance creativity and learning skills