In this phase, everything is fun, and anything can be a game. Your curious preschooler is full of joy as they learn more about the world around them. You can make learning irresistible when you make it fun. Your 4-year-old isn’t always looking for deep, philosophical answers.
Their literal brain wants to know how things work, and they have a desire to know more. They want to categorize things, name things, and put everything together like a puzzle. As soon as they learn something new, one hundred more questions arise. You don’t need to have all the answers, but you can foster their curiosity through your positive tone and body language.
Make the most of this phase by creating a regular rhythm of spending quality time with your child. It’s not just quality time, it’s the quantity of quality time that is needed. Spending consistent, meaningful time together opens the door for honest communication and reinforces trust.
“Do you enjoy spending time with me?”
Establish an intentional rhythm of spending quality time with your child. Once a quarter, schedule one on one time with your child to do a fun activity of his/her choosing. Be fully present (staying off your phone) so that you can have purposeful conversation and deep connection.
Parenting Your Four-Year-Old by Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner
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