Medicine & USMLE

4 Years

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Developmental Milestones
  1. 2 Months
  2. 4 Months
  3. 6 Months
  4. 9 Months
  5. 12 Months
  6. 18 Months
  7. 2 Years
  8. 3 Years
  9. 4 Years
  10. 5 Years

Summary

The 4 year developmental milestones refer to a set of abilities that most children can perform by 4 years of age. In terms of motor abilities, 4 year olds can hop on one foot and copy squares with pen and paper. Socially, 4 year olds can tell complex stories in complete sentences, using speech that is completely intelligible. 4 year olds also engage in cooperative play, where they work with their friends towards a common goal. 4 year old children may also have imaginary friends. Finally, from a cognitive development perspective, 4 year olds should be able to recognize a few colors and numbers.

Key Points

  • 4 Years
    • Gross motor
      • Hops
        • Can balance and hop on one foot
    • Fine motor
      • Draws a square
    • Language
      • Tells complex stories in complete sentences
    • Social/cognitive
      • Cooperative play
        • Children play and work together towards a common goal
      • Imaginary friends
      • Knows some colors and numbers
      • Magical thinking
        • The child believes they can change reality into whatever they wish