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Preschool Development

Naming colours, showing affection and hopping on one foot are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave and move.  Here’s information on preschooler development and milestones.

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Preschooler Development: 4-5 years

Preschooler Development: 4-5 years

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Preschoolers come in all shapes and sizes, but preschooler development at 4-5 years typically has a few things in common. Here’s what your preschooler might be doing.
Preschooler Development: 3-4 years

Preschooler Development: 3-4 years

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Preschoolers come in all shapes and sizes, but preschooler development at 3-4 years typically has a few things in common. Here’s what your preschooler might be doing.
Why Play is Important

Why Play is Important

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Play is more than just fun for kids. It’s how they learn, and how they work out who they are and where they fit in the world.
Preschoolers at Play

Preschoolers at Play

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Preschoolers love to play. They love to play with parents, other children and on their own, and with toys or other objects. Play helps preschoolers learn about social relations and teaches them about sharing and taking turns.
Learning to Share

Learning to Share

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Sharing is an important life skill. It’s something toddlers and children need to learn in order to make friends and play cooperatively.
Language Development: 4-5 years

Language Development: 4-5 years

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Now that your child’s a preschooler, you can expect longer, more complex conversations about all sorts of things. His vocabulary will continue to grow, and he might show that he understands the basic rules of grammar and you can look forward to some entertaining stories.
Language Development: 3-4 years

Language Development: 3-4 years

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Now that your child’s a preschooler, you can expect longer, more complex conversations about all sorts of things. His vocabulary will continue to grow, and he might show that he understands the basic rules of grammar. You can also look forward to some entertaining stories!
Language Development: An Amazing Journey

Language Development: An Amazing Journey

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Learning language is a lifelong process and supports your child’s ability to communicate and express feelings. Learning to understand, use and enjoy language is an important first step in literacy, and the basis for learning to read and write.
Encouraging Preschoolers Creative and Artistic Development

Encouraging Preschoolers Creative and Artistic Development

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Creative play and art is an important part of development and helps nurture your preschooler’s senses. You can help support your preschooler by creating an encouraging environment and allowing plenty of time for free-flowing creative activities.

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  1. Activity & Lifestyles
  2. Aging Well
  3. Pregnancy & Parenting
    1. Pregnancy & Birth
    2. Babies (0-12 months)
    3. Toddlers (12-36 months)
    4. Preschool (3-5 years)
    5. Children (6-11 years)
    6. Teens (12-18 years)
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