My little boy is a three-year-old toddler who is very active and playful. My husband and I have been observing his milestones while he is growing up. We do our best to be good parents and to be supportive in his first learning. I still can remember the first day when I sung Lullaby on his first night at home when he is a baby and now he can sing back different songs to me.
In my old post, I have shared about “What to expect of your two-year-old toddler’s feeling?“, now let me share about “The Three-year-old toddler learning”. My motherhood experience gets tougher while my little boy is growing up and learning fast. I have learned that as a mom you should be creative, wonderful, patient, wise, smart and most importantly you should be loving and caring.
The Three-year-old toddler learning
(What to expect from your three-year-old toddler?)
- Should be able to say 500-900 words
- Speech can be understood by others
- Speaks in two or three word-sentences and progresses to four or five-word sentences.
- Can remember simple rhymes and lyrics.
- Refers to self by using own name.
- Names colors.
- Attempts to solve problems.
- Remembers certain events.
- Can point to the correct picture when asked simple questions about it.
At this age, toddler spend most of his time watching, observing, and imitating the things around him. What I observed from my toddler is that he is learning so fast and can really imitate what he sees and hear. I am so thankful that I have no problem with what to expect from my three-year-old toddler. I just have to deal with his behavior pattern and mood.
Three-year-old toddler behavior patterns:
- Seeks attention and approval of adults – my toddler always ask or request things or food that he wanted
- Sometimes shows preference for one parent (usually of the opposite gender) – my little boy mostly wanted me to be beside him but he chooses his father when he wants to play games with him
- Enjoys helping with simple household tasks – he loves to watch me prepare the foods for cooking and excited to see how I cook
- Can make simple choices between two things – He can decide which better toys to choose
- Enjoys making other laugh and being silly – Sometimes he is naughty that he love to play laughing and making silly games with other children
- Enjoys playing alone but near children – He can play alone and use his imagination while playing even he only see the kids through the window
- Enjoys hearing stories about self- enjoys playing “house” – There are times that we play using the blanket as the tent and he loves to imagine
- Enjoys imitating other children and adults – He imitates the super heroes from the movies Spiderman and Batman. He already memorize the rap song of his elder cousin
Source: S.P. Shelov,R.E. Hannemann ,The American Academy Pediatrics caring for your baby and young child