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Growth and development of a Preschooler (3 to 6years)
1. Physical changes:
A chubby toddler transforms into a thin and tall child. The preschoolers gain 2 to 3 kg. per year. The height may increase at the rate of 5 to 7 cm. per year; The birth height doubles at the age of 4 years.
2. Psycho-social development:
The preschoolers are interested in the meaning of relations. They talk to imaginary friends. They project in imaginary play, what is bad in themselves. They team the social norms.
They like to take responsibility. Their aggression is turned toward their parents. By five years, they are cooperative, sympathetic, and usually generous with their toys. The preschoolers are interested in stories and they like outside world.
Everyday experience and parental encouragement to practice skills, lead to coordinated use of their basic motor and perceptual abilities. Proficiency depends more on the practice than on the age. Normal preschoolers like constant activity.
Preschoolers have vocabulary of 1500 to 2000 words. They use plural in their speech. They repeat a sentence of Up to 10 syllables, talk constantly, exaggerate and boast. They ask meaning of the words and use the language fluently with the confidence.
Preschoolers' emotional tone may change suddenly. They watch adults and attempt to imitate their behaviours. They are imaginative and creative.
Their temper tantrum is on decrease. They understand better. They are less rebellious than before. They may be afraid of darkness and loneliness.
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