A parent should know 4 years old baby developmental milestones. This would help parent what to expect and what not at the age of 4 years of your baby. Here are the milestones categorized in main three categories.

Physical Development

  • Catches a large ball with both hands
  • Runs smoothly
  • Jumps using arms
  • Walks up and down stairs with alternating feet
  • Pedals and steers a tricycle
  • Learns to swing on a swing
  • Snips paper with scissors

Communication and Social Skill

  • Has simple conversation about the past and present experiences
  • Speech can be easily understood by others
  • Can take turns and share
  • Asks lots of questions
  • Sings songs and rhymes
  • Dresses and undresses with help

Play and Cognition

  • Identifies colors
  • Holds a crayon on pencil properly
  • Builds playthings with several pieces
  • Draws a person with three or more body parts

The developmental milestones chart listed above for 4 years old baby outline the behaviors and skills that children typically display at this age. However, every kid is unique in his own way and develops at his own pace depending on the opportunities and stimulation he receives at the age of 4 years.

Courtesy: www.zerotothree.org, Right From Start Book By Mandira Kumar