What is your 4 year old like?
Does he dress himself, clean himself properly, understands a lot of vocabulary, good with numbers, knows letters and reads?
DS is 4 and 2 months, he still doesn't know the basic colours, counts up to 20, doesn't know clock, getting their with the days of the week, can write his name. That's about it. I have read some 4 year olds can count up to 100 and backwards and knows the numbers by looking at them and a lot more!
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14-05-2015 19:27 #1
Tell me about your 4 year olds!
14-05-2015 19:40 #2
He definitely doesn't clean himself properly!! But he can dress himself almost ( when I lay it all out for him but is soooo slow) and is really good with teeth cleaning ( I still go over them as well) and hand washing but still can't wipe his bum or tie laces ( are starting to work on that as he has to wear lace up shoes to school next year)
He is really good with numbers but he has always had a big interest in numbers and letters which started with him reading traffic signs and number plates when we are in the car ( plus my mum has him one day a week and they do lots of counting and reading together )
He's not that good at drawing, he can write his name plus a few other letters and pre school told me to work on his pencil grip as he doesn't hold it properly, he is good with shapes and colours but that's again from my mum reading him heaps of books plus he loves Didi and Bee ( foxtel puppets) and they sing a day of the week song so he knows all his days from this!
14-05-2015 19:59 #3Senior Member
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14-05-2015 20:07 #4
My son is 4y 7m. He can dress himself, wash himself, brush his teeth but I do go over them again, speaks fluently.
DS knows colours, shapes, days, learning time, alphabet, reading, counting to thousands, reading basic books, spelling basics, writing names of family and basic words. Does basic math problems, draws very well.
He is being tested as gifted but I am not sure if he is or just gets thing quite quickly.
14-05-2015 20:23 #5
My daughter is 4.5yrs old now but has been dressing herself for over a year. She can toilet herself, brush teeth, shower by herself, put her clothes away (with lots if reminding) and whilst she can brush her hair I need to tie it up. She can write her full name, read some words, knows her colours, numbers till 50, and draws reasonably well.
14-05-2015 20:25 #6
DS is 4 & 2 months. He can dress himself but mostly doesn't. He can wash himself and brush his teeth. We do go over again though. He mostly wipes his own bum.
He can kinda count to 10. It's often 123456745674567 or something though.
Can't write or recognise and letters or numbers. Except for t for some reason.
He has just started to do recognisable drawings/paintings.
I do worry that he's not interested or behind in writing drawing counting recognising letters numbers etc. I don't think our preschool does much in terms of literacy and numeracy. There's no other choice out here though.
14-05-2015 20:40 #7
My DD will be 4 next month. She has just learnt to write her name, can count to 10, knows her colours and can draw people. She doesn't know the days of the week and only recognises a few letters and numbers.
She likes to think that she can clean herself, but doesn't do a very good job of wiping her bottom! She can dress herself, but takes a loooooong time!
14-05-2015 20:57 #8
I've taught 4yo kindy and your DS sounds very much 'average'. Some kids the same age can do more/different, some less.
Reading time, especially analogue clock faces, is not likely to happen that early as it's a pulling together of lots of concepts (recognising numbers and understanding their value, understanding elapsed time, event sequencing etc).
At that age I'd be more concerned about oral language development, social interaction and general motor skills than if they can recognise written symbols or chant numbers and letters.
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