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My DD will be 3 in May, how much should she know??

I am worried about my daughter. She will be 3 in may. I am worried she should be talking better and knowing things she does not. She can talk pretty good, she knows were all her body parts are, she can count to 5. She can mimic animals for example if I ask her was a tiger does she will growl like a tiger! I am wondering if she should know her abc's or be counting hire? What milestones should she have accomplished by now?

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mommy-2-one

Asked by mommy-2-one at 1:48 PM on Jan. 24, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • There are no set rules. Some children are more verbal than others. It would also depend on how much you have worked with her, read to her, etc.
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 1:53 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/child-development/MY00136

    The above may help. And this: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/milestones-3yr.html

    She sounds like she's right on target.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:55 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • my son is almost three and only counts to 3... he talks well and does the animal thing too. He is more physically able though, very coordinated... kids have strengths in all different areas. She is ust fine IMO :)
    sarlove01

    Answer by sarlove01 at 1:55 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • My son is 2 1/2... he counts objects up to 12... he doesn't understand the TEENS yet. But several of his friends that are the same age count to 20.
    He can sing his ABC's and can recognize some letter names
    he knows a few of his basic shapes... circle, square, heart, star...
    He's not good at colors at all... we know he knows black, pink and orange... that is it.
    Look at other strengths your child has too.... like my son might not know his colors but he knows instrument names and sounds (DH's a music teacher) so he can identify horns, drums, violin, saxophone, harmonica, piano and a bunch of other ones all by sound and what the look like.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 2:59 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • She's probably fine. But if you are worried, start working with her. Buy letter magnets for the fridge. That's how my kids learned their letters. We have a great Leapfrog set that sings the letter out loud. My kids learned their colors by eating M&Ms. We used to sit during my older son's baseball games and eat M&Ms and call out the colors. Work learning in to every day things. Good luck!
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 2:59 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

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