Your child should enjoy playing with other kids and may even have a best friend. Try to encourage a variety of play activities from arts and crafts and imaginary play to organized sports and a visit to the park. Playing with other kids helps your child learn how to work with others and compromise when they can’t always have their way. There are some social skills they can only learn by playing with other children.
Your child’s executive function skills are continuing to develop. They’re learning to apply working memory to remember their morning routine for school each day and they’re using self-control to stay focused on activities at home and in school. Each of these skills will help them be successful later on during their school years.
Now that they are able to express their feelings and preferences better, you can discover if they have an interest in sports, painting, cooking, reading, etc. Every child is different and it is great to support what they like.
Your little one may be starting school or transitioning to full day school. These changes can be tough for your kiddo!
Keeping a consistent routine will help them adjust. During this change they may need a little more support and encouragement from you.
Backpacks should be no more than 10 to 15% of their body weight. Check out our blog post on backpack safety to learn more.