06-11-16 Kingsley’s Development

Sunday 6th November 2016

On the eve of Kingsley’s final month before he turns three, we as a family have decided to stay at home and spend time simply ‘playing’ with our happy son. I myself have enjoyed quiet contemplation of all that he is achieving – his mental, visual and motor  development as well as social/emotional milestones.

Here is a breakdown of what Kingsley does, in my eyes…

remembers past events
understands the concept of opposites
Is beginning to be understood by a stranger when speaking
Use the pronouns “I,” “me,” and “you”

Is excited to listen to a story
Ask questions constantly
Recognise their name in written form and know a couple of letters
Sort objects according to shape
Listen to and answer questions
Speak in three-word sentences
Visual Development

Closely watch pages while turning them
Match items of the same colour
Easily follow a moving object
Growth

34 Months
Weigh about 13.5 kg if she’s a girl or about 14.0 kg if he’s a boy
Be about 93.6 cm tall if she’s a girl or about 94.8 cm tall if he’s a boy
35 Months
Weigh about 13.7 kg if she’s a girl or about 14.2 kg if he’s a boy
Be about 94.4 cm tall if she’s a girl or about 95.4 cm tall if he’s a boy
36 Months
Weigh about 13.9 kg if she’s a girl or about 14.3 kg if he’s a boy
Be about 95.1 cm tall is she’s a girl or about 96.1 cm tall if he’s a boy
Motor Development

Be able to pedal a tricycle
Bend over easily without falling
Turn book pages one at a time
Make vertical, horizontal, and circular strokes with a pencil or crayon
Build complex structures with blocks
Be able to cut with scissors and paste with glue
Have become more skillful in dressing and undressing themselves
Be more agile in use of playground equipment
Be able to stand for a short time on one foot
Throw and kick balls reasonably well
Thread large beads
Hold a pencil between thumb and first two fingers
Paint with a large brush
Cut with child safety scissors
Social and Emotional Development

Start to play more with other children
Be bossy sometimes when they play with others
Start to have empathy for the feelings of others
Be less demanding of their parents because they can do so many things on their own
Entertain themselves with a variety of activities
Be more orderly and organised
Still be impatient at times, but more willing to wait at this age
Tell lies or fibs sometimes
Be less likely to have tantrums
Be more agreeable to following instructions
Have one or two special friends

Note: Each child develops at their own pace. These milestones are offered only as guides—your child may reach some milestones sooner, and other milestones later. However, if you have any concerns, you should discuss them with your health care professional.

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