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5 Developmental Milestones: 4 - 5 Years Old

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Cognitive Breakthroughs

Traits: Vocabulary grows to 1500 - 2000 words. Fascinated by words and silly sounds. Talks incessantly. Asks countless questions. Scares from nightmares. Engages with imaginary friends and fantasy play.

 

Advice for Parents: Tell interesting stories. Play word games. Patiently answer questions. Accept fears as real. Empower children to counter fears.