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Developmental Milestones For  Pre-Schoolers
Developmental Milestones For  Pre-Schoolers

Developmental Milestones For Pre-Schoolers1,2,3

Isn’t it amazing to watch your toddler respond to your voice, learn new words or eat on her/his own! Every age has a set of wonderful milestones your child achieves that you cherish. After years of research, paediatricians have come up with a list of ‘milestones’ for different age groups which helps you track your toddler’s growth.

So, have a look at the following developmental milestones to know what to look forward to in your rapidly growing toddler.

By The Age Of 2 Years

Motor Skills4

Gross Motor Skills

Walking and running, jumping, standing on toes, climbing, kicking a ball.

Fine Motor Skills

Brushing teeth, building block towers, holding spoons and crayons with fingers, drawing straight lines and circles.

Cognitive Skills5

Finding things hidden under layers, pretend play, solve simple puzzles, follow two step instructions such as “pick up the toy and put it in the box”.

Communication Skills

Pointing at things when they are named, knowing names of familiar people and body parts, repeating words that he/she hears often. 

Social-Emotional Skills

Mimicking, playing with other kids, disobeying and throwing tantrums.

Developmental Milestones Pre Schoolers

By The Age Of 3

Motor Skills7

Gross Motor Skills

Running without tripping, hopping, and climbing stairs with one foot after the other.

Fine Motor Skills

Playing with toys that have moving parts and buttons, turning pages.

Cognitive Skills8

Naming colours, reciting numbers from one to ten, retelling stories, following 3-step instructions.

Communication Skills

Using basic grammar, speaking understandably with strangers, saying names of a few friends.

Social-Emotional Skills9

Showing interest or reluctance in going to new places.

By The Age Of 4

Motor Skills10

Gross Motor Skills

Walking downstairs with alternating feet, walking backwards.

Fine Motor Skills

Drawing a cross, cutting paper in half, expressing natural urges like ‘going to the loo.’

Cognitive Skills11

Speaking complex sentences, playing, joking, teasing.

Communication Skills

Applying some basic rules of grammar such as correctly using pronouns, singing songs, telling stories, saying the first and last names of people.

Social-Emotional Skills12

Displaying choices while making friends, enjoying doing new things, becoming compliant.

By The Age Of 5

Motor Skills13

Gross Motor Skills

Skipping, sitting down and getting up on his/her own, catching a ball.

Fine Motor Skills

Drawing squares, colouring between lines, washing and drying hands.

Cognitive Skills14

Speaking completely intelligible sentences and recalling a story.

Communication Skills

Writing names, speaking clearly, using future tense, remembering and saying addresses.

Social-Emotional Skills15

Becoming independent, playing without parents him/her, wanting to make friends and please them, being demanding and cooperative, at times.

From 6 Years To 8 Years

Motor Skills16

Gross Motor Skills

Riding a bicycle, catching a ball with one hand, playing hopscotch and rope skipping etc.

Fine Motor Skills

Holding and using a pencil easily, moving fingers to write and draw rather than moving the whole arm, learning to write above the lines etc.

Cognitive Skills17

Telling his/her age, can read and write.

Communication Skills

Learning to express himself/herself, understanding cause-and-effect relationships, understanding the others’ feelings.

Social-Emotional Skills18

Starts thinking about future, giving more importance to friendship and team, wanting to be liked by friends.

Whether your child is developing well or not depends a lot on the diet he/she receives. However, this diet might not be enough for your fast-growing pre-schooler. We know how finicky they can be when it comes to eating. So, a tasty health food drink like Junior Horlicks# can go a long way in filling the nutritional gap in your child’s regular diet. Junior Horlicks has DHA which helps in your child’s brain development. DHA is an important building block in the brain and is difficult to find in a regular diet. Junior Horlicks also has 50% higher protein* and 23 vital nutrients19 for a healthy weight and height gain.

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