Development Checklist

How do I know if my child is developing appropriately?

Each child grows and changes individually. However, there are some important signs that may indicate that development is delayed. By 3 years old your child should:

  • Count to 5
  • Be able to hand you "1" item
  • Understand at least five position words (over, under, in, out, on)
  • Participate in pretend play
  • Sit  and listen to an age-appropriate book
  • Show signs of interest in toilet training
  • Jump, hop, run, and balance
  • Snip with scissors
  • Draw a line and a circle
  • Talk in complete sentences
  • Say words clearly
  • Use a vocabulary of at least 500 words
  • Name actions
  • Give reasonable answers to questions such as "What do you do when you are thirsty?"