Thursday, March 09, 2006

9.3.2006: My blog turns 3!

Sekiranya Blog Ini Seorang Kanak-Kanak Berusia 3 Tahun

The 3-year-old is full of wonder, and spends a lot of time observing and imitating. They love to spend time with parents (me?) and enjoy helping out with simple household tasks.

Physical development

 weight: 25-44 pounds  height: 34-43 inches  develops a taller, thinner, adult-like appearance  develops a full set of baby teeth  sleeps 10-12 hours at night  sleeps through most nights without wetting the bed (occasional accidents are still quite common)  uses the toilet with some help (many boys may not be ready for toilet learning until age 3 1 /2)  puts on shoes (but cannot tie laces)  Talk about colors, numbers, and shapes in your everyday conversation  Ask for help with simple tasks such as putting the napkins by each plate, socks in the drawer, or stirring the muffin batter  dresses self with some help (buttons, snaps, zippers)  feeds self (with some spilling)  tries to catch a large ball  throws a ball overhead  kicks a ball forward  hops on 1 foot  walks short distance on tiptoe  climbs up and down a small slide by self  pedals a tricycle.

Mental and language development

 75-80 percent of speech is understandable; talks in complete sentences of 3-5 words  stumbles over words sometimes — usually not a sign of stuttering  listens attentively to short stories; likes familiar stories told without any changes in words.

Happy Happy Joy Joy Birthday!

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