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Age 3 Years - Developmental Milestones

(3) Tree and Year-sun
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By 3 years of age, children are usually able to ride a tricycle and are able to climb stairs with alternating feet as opposed to one step at a time. Three years olds are also able to stack a tower of 9 blocks and typically begin to toilet train although girls may begin this process earlier than boys. By 3 years of age, most children can also say sentences of 3 words and knows how to say their first name. At this age, children also begin to dress and undress themselves and can also copy a circle.
8 KEY FACTS
GROSS MOTOR
Walks Up/Down Steps with Alternating Feet
Stairs with Alternating Feet

Three-year-old children are typically able to climb stairs with alternating feet. Note that this is different than climbing stairs one at a time, which most two-year-old children are able to do.

Rides Tricycle
Tricycle

By three years of age, children are usually able to ride a tricycle.

FINE MOTOR
Nine Block Tower
(9) Lives-cat and Blocks

By three years of age, children are usually able to stack a tower of nine blocks.

Copies Circle
Circle

At three years of age, children are usually able to copy a circle.

Uses Utensils
Utensils

A three-year-old child will begin to master using utensils to feed himself or herself.

LANGUAGE
Three-Word Sentences
(3) Tree and Words

Three-year-old children are often able to speak using three-word sentences.

75% Speech Understood by Stranger
75% Speech Heard

At three years of age, 75 percent of children's speech is typically understood by a complete stranger.

SOCIAL / COGNITIVE
Knows Gender / Age
Gender-symbol and Age on Hand

Most children at three years old know their age and name, and they are beginning to develop gender identity.

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