Developmental Milestones: 3-4 Years OldBrought to you by TeacherCare
This checklist is a general guideline, please remember that all children develop at different rates. Use this resource to discuss strengths and goals when working with a teacher, child specialist, or educational nanny in the home.
Frequently: 90% of the time
Usually: 75% of the time
Occasionally: 25% of the time
Rarely: less than 10% of the time
Large Motor Development
Jumps with two feet?
Walks downstairs (1 at a time?)
Throws ball purposefully?
Converses (short sentences/simple ideas?)
Play beside with sustained interest?
Uses language to interact with others?
Approaches other children?
Interacts with other children?
Involves self in group activities and routines?
Accepts limits set by adults?
Separates from parent easily?
Puts on shoes and crosses laces?
Dresses self for outdoors?
Makes own choice of free play activities?
Uses toys appropriately?
Helps to clean up?
Uses toilet without help?
Washes hands competently?
Small Motor Development
Accurately cuts lines/shapes with scissors?
Exhibits well-developed hand-eye coordination (stringing, lacing small Manipulative toys)?
Points and counts 1-5?
Compares size (big or little)?
Identifies forms as visually “same” or “different?”
Recognizes first name written in upper and lower case?
Knows first and last name?
Knows colors (red, blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, brown, black, and white)?
Approaches new situation calmly and comfortably?
Controls aggressive behavior?
Appears relaxed/at ease in the preschool setting?