What Developmental Milestones Should My Child Reach by Age Four?

Townsville Paediatrics

Dear Dr Adele Heyer, What developmental milestones should my child reach by age four?

The main goals for early childhood are to form an attachment with parents, learn self-regulation skills, develop communication and learning skills and learn how to relate to peers.

Overall, a caring and supportive environment will help a child to achieve these goals. But, sometimes there can be obstacles. Generally by four years of age a child should be able to interact well with adults and other children, be able to tell a simple story and understand the concept of friendship.

Parental concerns about delays in this area should always be taken seriously.

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