What to expect from your nursery-school child
Nursery school-aged children develop at a rapid rate, from learning to follow rules to imaginary play. Pediatrician Tanya Remer Altmann, M.D. describes the types of skills and behaviors parents can expect in this video.
Here are some big milestones you can expect from kids who are in nursery school. Don't be surprised if they develop a rich fantasy life
and even an imaginary friend. [UPBEAT MUSIC]
I'm Dr. Altmann. Parents often ask me if their child's development is normal. Kids develop at different rates.
And normal is a pretty wide spectrum. Here are some big milestones you can expect from kids who are in nursery school.
You'll be amazed at how quickly their language skills are growing. Most three year olds have over 700 words in their vocabulary.
They also start to use more complex sentences and tell stories. And they're beginning to grasp basic grammar too.
Kids this age can follow rules and are less likely than toddlers to act on impulses. You'll see them develop more patience working
to complete a task, even if it's kind of hard. And although they're learning how to play well with other children, they still need guidance with taking turns and sharing.
Don't be surprised if they develop a rich fantasy life and even an imaginary friend. Kids are also developing a more sophisticated sense of time.
They understand the concept of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Finally, kids are starting to dress themselves at this age.
Your child may put on her own shoes but not necessarily on the right foot. That comes next. I'm Dr. Altmann.
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