If you watch our social media accounts you will see that when I talk about milestones (usually on Fridays each week) I always try to remember to add something to the effect of "remember milestones aren't a certain day, it's instead the progress". When you are looking at milestones using words like nope never, yeah sometimes, yep always, are good guidelines. The reason is it's not a one and done event.
Let's look at drawing for example, a three year old can see a circle, and copy it, drawing with a pencil or a crayon. Is it a perfect circle? probably not - but it is obviously a circle.
A four year old on the other hand can draw a person, so a circle head, and a stick body. And a five year old adds on things like hair, feet and hands.
That doesn't mean that your four year old, who hasn't been doing a lot of drawing, will suddenly draw like a "five year old" on their fifth birthday. Instead it's the progress of skills, and of connecting what's missing, the same, different, and skills.
Feedback in the form of that's great! Tell me who is that? What's this? Are great ways to get them thinking and doing more.
So is keeping paper and crayons on hand.
Last note the milestones in this are based on the data of the CDC.
Until next time, take care of you!
Director of Over The Bay Pre-K