Children grow and develop at different rates, but developmental milestones can offer important clues about your child’s growth.

By the age of 4 years, most children will:


  • Say their first and last name
  • Share stories and recite small songs or poems from memory


  • Choose to play with others and participate in creative make-believe play
  • Cooperate with other kids
  • Talk about their likes and interests
  • Play “house” or “mom and dad”


  • Understand counting and names numbers
  • Use scissors
  • Understand time
  • Remember and tells stories
  • Play card and board games

Movement and Physical Development

  • Mostly be able to catch a bounced ball
  • Pour a drink and mash own food with supervision