Child is learning to walk, speak, eat and can sleep for several hours. This age group still hasn’t developed their social skills enough to play with other kids, although they like to be around them.
The steps are safer and the child can add more words into one sentence. Most of the time it looks like they are confronting you, but they are actually learning boundering and emotions.
Child is more alert to the world around them, and tend to repeat gestures and words. In this age they are very active and like to jump, climb and run, but they also enjoy sitting by your side and listen to a story.
They understand the conversations and like to participate. With more self-confidenve, kids can spend more time away from their parents.
Close to literacy they recognize letters and make longer sentences. Playing and other activities become more complex too. The relationship with other children is better developed at this stage.
They are in the literacy stage and start to use common words to learn how to read and write. Although they become more independent, children are also more insecure, that's why they like attention and compliments.
Increasingly independent they like challenging activities. They can be emotionally sensitive to compliments and criticism. They like to be part of a group, as a soccer time.
Children are more focused and can pay attention for longer in things that they are interested in. Reading and writing gets easier.
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