Help your child to develop dexterity by using pencils, crayons, scissors, and play-dough, and playing with objects such as connecting blocks, peg boards, zippers, buttons, stickers, or fruit. Doing this requires using the small muscles in the hands and fingers and develops what is called small motor control and dexterity.
Children love to move. Physical development plays an important role in building children’s self-esteem, confidence, fitness, and well-being. Daily physical activity will develop habits that lead to better physical health.
Children increase in ability to do things for themselves as they are given opportunities. Celebrate your child’s growing abilities and independence.
Preschoolers have already established preferences for food based on texture, flavor and smell. Their preferences may not necessarily be healthy choices. You can be a model for eating a variety of healthy foods. Eating a variety of healthy foods will help children be more alert and do better in school.
Children see disasters in television and movies. Identifying possible reasons and routes for evacuating a home or apartment helps your child be prepared in case of an emergency.