Antastic 3-Year-Old: Folding, Following & Feeling Fine!

Antastic 3-Year-Old: Folding, Following & Feeling Fine!


Hey, Mumma, Dada! I’ve been growing and learning so much lately. Here’s a little update on what I’ve been up to:

The Benefits of My Early Development

Gross Motor Skills: Hey Mumma/Daddy, I can fold paper along a line and try to stand on one leg for a few seconds. I can also fill colors in shapes with good accuracy and kick a moving ball while running.

Fine Motor Skills: Maa/Dada, I can hold a pen or crayon with a proper grip and draw basic shapes. I can also jump off the ground with both legs together and make more complex structures with my blocks.

Cognitive Development: Mumma/Daddy, I understand concepts like narrow and wide, and I can follow three-step instructions. I know the differences between morning, evening, and other times of the day, and I can explain past and present actions.

Speech Development: Maa/Dada, I try to answer 'why' questions and can explain my body state, like saying, 'I’m hungry.' I can narrate the events or activities of the day in small sentences and understand and answer questions about my belongings.

Self-Care: Mumma/Daddy, I can brush my teeth and hair by myself, though I might need some help with tricky spots. I can also put on my t-shirt or sweater with minimal assistance.

Social-Emotional Development: Maa/Dada, I know what letter my name starts with and can recognize it when written. I engage in role play with my imagination, like pretending to be a doctor by wearing a white shirt. I understand why we go to different places and what we do there.

Types of my developmental milestones

Other Development Highlights: Mumma/Daddy, I’m learning to handle new situations and environments with more confidence. I can negotiate solutions to conflicts and take pride in my achievements, and I love showing affection to my friends and playmates! I understand the concepts of morning, afternoon, evening, and night. I can lead the way to familiar places and wait patiently when needed. I’m learning and growing every day!

Additional Physical Development: I can follow a few dance steps with you. I can turn the pages of a book one by one. I can roll a ball towards someone and stop a ball from coming towards me. I try to take off my shoes and pull down my elastic pants with some help. I’m getting better at using a spoon and fork to eat without spilling much. I enjoy pressing and rolling modeling clay to make shapes with little help. I can throw a ball over my head.

Additional Cognitive Development: I can identify and name 3-5 colors in objects inside and outside the home. I can stack rings independently on the ring stacking toy in the correct order, with little or no help. I understand and can imagine places like home, garden, parking, office, clinic, and shopping. I can identify primary-color objects from a group of colored objects with some guidance. I can recognize an object by just listening to its sound, like saying "phone" when it rings.

Additional Communication Development: I can form phrases of three words to express my thoughts or needs, like "I want curd" or "Let’s go out." My vocabulary has expanded to around 150–200 words, and I recognize most everyday objects now. I’m learning the names of various outdoor items like trees, plants, parts of a tree, paths, roads, sidewalks, poles, and signals. I can identify and name common actions like dancing, playing, jumping, running, and driving. I can name and identify 6–10 fruits when I see pictures or real fruits. I can identify and speak up to five alphabets.

Additional Social and Emotional Development: I cooperate as a team member to perform tasks that can’t be done alone. I recognize myself in old pictures and videos from a few months ago, showing a recall of events over a longer timeframe now. I understand what it means to look good, pretty, or cute, and I like to be praised for my looks when I experiment with new things. I can brush my teeth when instructed by an adult and follow the routine of brushing in the morning and at night. I can wash my hands with help from an adult. I can identify myself by my name and answer the question, "What’s your name?"


Research shows that engaging in these activities helps enhance my cognitive, motor, and social-emotional development. Studies in pediatrics and early childhood development highlight the importance of these interactions for my growth.

Isn’t it amazing, Mumma and Dada?

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