61 to 63 months

 

01. Physical capabilities / milestones achieved

 

Now your child can walk, run, hop, skip and jump well. He walks and runs backwards confidently. He has good balance and can stand on one foot for longer. He can run up and down stairs without support.
Writing skills develop further. He holds a pen much better now.

 

02. Psychological capabilities / milestones achieved

 

Your child now clearly shows more independence from family. He can function on his own. He may want to visit a friends’ house and spend the day there playing. He builds up friendships and may prefer company of friends to family. He plays complex games with his friends following multiple rules. He understands the concept and the need of support from others. He wants to be an integral part of his circle of friends and wants to please them.

 

Through teamwork he understands that he has his own role and place in the world. Thus he starts to think about the future. He looks at other adults and may express their willingness to follow a certain career path.

 

He is now capable of much more complex speech. He expresses ideas, explains feelings and emotions. He is more concerned about others and less about himself.

 

The magical, single point of view thinking fades away quickly. Now his thinking is more in keeping with the concept of cause – and – effect.

 

03 Specific ailments / medical conditions to look out for

 

There are no specific illnesses that plague your child at this particular age. Infections, allergies and injuries still are at the top of the problems list.

 

04. See your doctor if you see these symptoms

 

Be aware of your child’s health. Clarify any doubts.

 

05. Average weight and height

 

Refer to the child weight chart provided by the ministry of health before deciding whether your child is having the weight/height to match it’s age.

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