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Milestones In Action : By Four Years

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Enjoys doing new things

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The children in this video want to play a new game. Enjoying doing new things is a 4-year social/emotional milestone.

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Plays mom and dad

Plays “Mom” and “Dad”

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The little girl in this picture is changing her doll's diaper - pretending to be the "baby's" mom. Playing "mom" and "dad" is a 4-year social/emotional milestone.

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Is more and more creative with make-believe play

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By making up a story about being a fireman, this boy is showing more creativity in his pretend play. This is a 4-year social/emotional milestone.

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Would rather play with other children than by herself

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This girl would rather play with her friends than play alone, a 4-year social/emotional milestone.

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Cooperates with other children

Cooperates with other children

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These children are cooperating as they play together with the same toy. Cooperating with other children is a 4-year social/emotional milestone.

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Often can’t tell what’s real and what’s make-believe

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This little girl believes that cartoon characters are able to come to her house. The inability to tell what's real and what's make-believe is a  4-year social/emotional milestone.

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Talks about what she likes and what she is interested in

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This little girl is displaying a 4-year social/emotional milestone by talking about something she is interested in - her cats.

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Knows some basic rules of grammar, such as correctly using “he” and “she”

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When telling her story, this little girl shows that she knows some basic rules of grammar by correctly using "he". This is a 4-year language/communication milestone.

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Sings a song or says a poem from memory such as the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” or the “Wheels on the Bus”

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The children in this video are singing a song from memory, a 4-year language/communication milestone.

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Tells stories

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In this video, a little girl tells a story, a 4-year language/communication milestone.

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Names some colors

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This little boy is able to correctly name some colors, a 4-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Names some numbers

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In this video, a little girl correctly names some numbers. This is a 4-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Understands the idea of counting

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This little girl understands the idea of counting, even though she is not good at it yet. Understanding this idea is a 4-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Starts to understand time

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By answering questions correctly about what they do at night and in the morning, these children are showing they understand time. This is a 4-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Remembers parts of a story

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These children remember parts of a story they just heard. This is a  4-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Understands the idea of “same” and “different”

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In this video, a little girl shows that she understands "same" and "different". This is a 4-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Draws a person with 2 to 4 body parts

Draws a person with 2 to 4 body parts

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The child in this photo has drawn a picture of a person with at least 2 body parts, a 4-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone. It is common for children to draw people with just a head and legs at this age.

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Uses scissors

Uses scissors

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This little girl is cutting - snipping - with scissors, a 4-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Starts to copy some capital letters

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This child is displaying the 4-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone, copying capital letters.

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Plays board or card games

Plays board or card games

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These children are showcasing a 4-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone by playing a game together.

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Tells you what he thinks is going to happen next in a book

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In this video, children predict what they think will happen next in a book, a 4-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Hops and stands on one foot up to 2 seconds

Hops and stands on one foot up to 2 seconds

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The girl in this photo is able to stand on one foot for at least 2 seconds, a 4-year movement/physical development milestone.

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Catches a bounced ball most of the time

Catches a bounced ball most of the time

Catches a bounced ball most of the time

Catches a bounced ball most of the time

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The 3 images in this series show a girl displaying a 4-year movement/physical development milestone - catching a bounced ball (most of the time).

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Pours, cuts with supervision, and mashes own food

Pours, cuts with supervision, and mashes own food

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This image shows a little girl pouring a drink for her friend. Pouring, cutting with supervision and mashing food are 4-year movement/physical development milestones.

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