3-4 years

Congratulations, you have survived the "terrible twos!" Hopefully, you have energy left to enjoy what lies ahead for you and your preschooler. They call the next few years the "magic years" -- partly because it seems like magic that your child is finally listening to you and partly because for your child, it is a time for their imagination to run wild. Your 3- to 4-year-old child will continue to grow and develop in many ways in the coming year. 

Your child will start asking lots of questions. "Why is the sky blue? Why do birds have feathers?" Questions, questions, and more questions! While it may be annoying at times, asking questions is a normal developmental milestone. Find games and toys that will feed their curiosity. 

They will be physically more stable, able to easily and swiftly go up the stairs or run and jump. They will start feeling more independent and willing to try tricycles, scooters and other forms of transport.