1. Becomes increasingly independent– dresses, undresses, feeds self, uses the toilet.
A 3-year-old is becoming more and more independent every day. They will be able to dress themselves, undress themselves, feed themselves, and use the toilet with relative ease.
2. Plays cooperatively with other children.
3-year-old are starting to learn how to play cooperatively with others. They will enjoy games and activities that involve teamwork and cooperation.
3. Begins to understand time and can tell you what day it is.
A 3-year-old is beginning to understand time and can tell you what day it is. They may also be able to understand concepts such as yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
4. Can identify some common objects by name.
A 3-year-old should be able to identify some common objects by name. This may include things such as animals, plants, shapes, colors, etc.
5. Begins to develop a sense of humor.
3-year-old are just starting to develop a sense of humor. They will enjoy jokes and funny stories, and may even start telling jokes of their own.
6. Understands simple concepts such as “bigger”, “smaller”, “more”, and “less”.
A 3-year-old should be able to understand simple concepts such as bigger, smaller, more, less, etc. This understanding will help them with counting and other basic math skills.
7. Copies adult behavior and starts to show an interest in sex and reproduction
3-year-olds start copying adult behavior at this age. This includes things such as how they dress or how they speak. Additionally, many 3-year-olds begin to show an interest in sex and reproduction at this age.
8. Can count up to 10 objects correctly.
A 3-year-old should be able to count up to 10 objects correctly without making any mistakes. This skill will help them with basic math skills down the road.
9. Knows her full name and at least one parent's name.
A 3-year-old should know her full name as well as at least one parent's name. This is important for identification purposes.
10. Recognizes own reflection in a mirror.
A 3-year-old should be able to recognize their own reflection in a mirror. This is a sign that they are developing a sense of self-awareness.