Development of a Four Year Old

Logan Draughon

Physical Characteristics

- Height:

  • Boys: 40 3/4 in.
  • Girls: 40 1/2 in.

- Weight:

  • Boys: 36 1/2 lbs.
  • Girls: 36 1/4 lbs.

- Body is straighter and slimmer

Fine Motor Skills

  • Dresses and undresses self
  • Cuts on line with scissors

Gross Motor Skills

  • Alternates feet walking up and down stairs
  • Throws ball overhand

Emotional Characteristics

  • Self-centered
  • Active imagination leads to fears
  • Can be defiant, impatient, loud, and bossy

Social Characteristics

  • Form friendships with their playmates
  • Spend more time in cooperative play
  • Constantly seek approval

Physical Care

  • Afternoon nap is given up
  • Clothing fabric should be comfortable
  • Choose good snacks that are low in salt, fat, sugar, and calories