Your four year old will seek independence, while still needing reassurance from you. Continue to offer a balanced diet and make sure to include them in mealtime conversation. Limit screen time (TV, computer and video games) to two hours a day. Your child will need 10 to 12 hours of sleep a day. Four year olds often like to sing, dance and act. They want to be like their friends. Parents should continue to help with brushing teeth to ensure that they well brushed.

Most Four Year Olds will be able to:

  • Jump, hop on one foot
  • Throw a ball overhand
  • Copy a square
  • Build a tower with 8 or more blocks
  • Ride a tricycle or bike with training wheels
  • Speech is understandable