Spend lots of playtime, giving your child to express feelings of joy, excitement, anger and fear fully.
Creative and artistic play is especially urged at this age – encourage painting, drawing, and dressing-up games.
Reading and telling stories and singing songs or reciting nursery rhymes will help your child to develop thinking and talking skills and build her/his imagination.
Get your child interested in healthy food by cooking with your child; it will also help to build math concepts such as half teaspoon, or 15 minutes etc.
Play games with your child that involve taking turns and sharing.
Your child’s creativity and enthusiasm will set its own pace as you gently encourage it with trips to the zoo, museums and do not forget the art gallery.
Encourage your child’s relationships with friends.
Physical safety is still a big concern. Although your child’s motor skills have developed substantially, their judgment is lacking.
If you have not already tried swimming lessons, this is a good age to introduce, so your child can learn water safety.
Do not overreact to unpleasant behaviours. Timeouts are an effective form of punishment for this age.