Your child is three-years-old! Learn what your preschooler can do at this age.
Preschoolers develop at their own pace and each milestone shows a range of skills typically seen in children's development. Your three-year-old may not meet every milestone listed here and still be progressing normally. Since each child is unique, your preschooler’s growth might be different from what's included here. Your three-year-old might develop more quickly in some areas than in others. At the same time, if you have any concerns about your preschooler’s growth and development talk to your child's health care provider or call 1-866-693-GROW to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.
Motor or physical development - Means how young children move their bodies and hands.
Your child might move his body in one or more of these ways:
Climbs and runs well.
Walks on tiptoe for short distances.
Throws ball underhand.
Uses crayons to make dots, lines and circles.
Builds with blocks.
Turns book pages one at a time.
Hops on one foot.
Your child’s health and safety
Offer bite-sized pieces of food to encourage independent feeding. You can offer him a variety of food items such as whole milk, cereals, dairy products, whole wheat bread, pasta, rice, fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry. Check with your child’s doctor about starting any foods that may be problematic.
Encourage good habits such as washing hands and brushing teeth at this age.
If you have any concerns about your child's growth and development, please talk to your child's health care provider or call 1-866-693-GROW (4769) to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.