Saturday, May 17, 2008

Development stage of Toddlers

I found this site that tells the development stage of toddlers. Of course I clicked the stage for 2yr old.. but she's too advance for that. So I went to 3 yr old since she is turning 3, and she is still too advance for that. I tried 4yr old, and she is still too advance for it. So again, I went to the next level. The developmental stage for 5yr old. and here it is. Its exactly what can do in fact even more. The site only have until 5yr old, i still have to look for 6yr old, she may even belong there. Does this mean that my daughters skills are already for a 5 year older more? She is only turning 3 this June, she is 3yrs advance of her age. I am so proud, but also scared. Being too intelligent might go both ways, she may also be discriminated if she is too smart. Or she may get bored in school and lose interest. I wish I can find something that will guide me on how to support and guide her through this.

Children develop at their own pace, so it's impossible to tell exactly when yours will learn a given skill. The developmental milestones below will give you a general idea of the changes you can expect as your child gets older, but don't be alarmed if your child takes a slightly different course.


Wants to please friends -true
Wants to be like her friends- she idolize her cousin Nicole
More likely to agree to rules - she can really follow rules now as long as it is explained to her.
Likes to sing, dance, and act - always always dance when she hears music, in fact she started singing in tune since about 6months. without words of course but in tune.
Shows more independence and may even visit a next-door neighbor by herself- i think she could do this already if we only allow her to.

Emotional Milestones
Aware of gender - identify things too if it should be for girl or boy
Able to distinguish fantasy from reality - true
Sometimes demanding, sometimes eagerly cooperative -true

Cognitive Milestones

Can count 10 or more objects -true
Correctly names at least four colors -she knows red, blue, yellow,pink,black,gray, white, orange, purple, blue, light blue, green, yellow or age, blue green,
Better understands the concept of time - true
Knows about things used every day in the home (money, food, appliances)- she even know how much is the money given to her.. one time i gave her Php20 and i told her its Php50. She looked at me again and said
"mommy two, ito eh, its not 50 its 20.

She can even add and subtract already and we didn't even teach her. Its as if she's teaching herself. One time i went home with donuts and Nong-nong asked her if he could have one and her answer?
Yoko nga, eh, four lng un eh.. pagbinigay ko syo ung one... three na lng.. pag binigay ko pa ulet ung one, two nlng.. tpos if i give another one ubos na!
I'm really shocked and amazed. Another instance while in the groceries. I got 2 juice bottles and then i went back again and got two more. Then she blurted out. :
mommy 4 yan, bket four? dami ah.

Recalls part of a story- in fact she can tell the whole story
Speaks sentences of more than five words - tells a whole story nga eh..
Uses future tense - true and past tense too
Tells longer stories --whole story nga eh..
Says name and address -- true, even birthdays, mommy's name etc.


Stands on one foot for 10 seconds or longer - oo nman since 1yr old
Hops, somersaults - somersault? tambling ba un?
Swings, climbs - oo nman..
May be able to skip -oo nman!
Hand and Finger Skills --oo nman!

Copies triangle and other shapes -- oo nman!
Draws person with body --oo nman!
Prints some letters -very few pa.. im still teaching her.. i dint know that she can do this already..
Dresses and undresses without help --hehe.. oo nman! different strategy nga lng..
Uses fork, spoon, and (sometimes) a table knife -- oo nman since 1.5 yr old
Usually cares for own toilet needs -- oo nman.. she goes to the bathroom by herself, pulls herself up the watercloset, wash, dry and dress up again.. since 1.8yr old.


Jes said...

youre truly blessed sis!

Jes said...

wag ka matakot, be PROUD tamang gabay lang yan!

Jes said...

im not an expert but im sure you can handle you daughter very well!

Jes said...

she's so matured already and intelligent pa noh!

Jes said...

wishing your kid everyhthing thats good foe her =)

Jes said...

toddlers are really hard to manage!

Jes said...

sometimes i want to gve up already!

Jes said...

but most often i feel hppy bcoz of them

Jes said...

whats hapening to me??? im so mainitin ang ulo!

Jes said...