what should a child of four be able to do?
A four years old chils in Nigeria should be in Nursery one, if things are going normal with the child or with the parent.
There are situation where the child would be a faster learner or the parents are so much in a hurry to see their child in higher classes. In this such cases, the child might already be in primary 1 (Basic 1) .
And in cases where the child is a Special child that needed attention, the child might not be in Nursery 1 as expected. Dont worry if your child is here. We would have drop more update on this.
But this article is not about which school or which class the child of four should be. But rather what a four year old child should be able to do.
A four year old child should be able to say his/her name with full confidence.
At that age,a four year old child would be exploring how to memorize and retain some vital and important information in their head or mind.
A four year old child should be able to recite all the Alphabet and if not all, he/she should be able to recite part of the alphabets. Like A for Apple, B fpr ball, C for Cat, D for Dog and the rest.
A four year old child should be able to memorize and recite some poems like Paw paw is a kind of fruit, sweet like sugar yellow like fanta, eveeybody likes paw paw.
This and other poems should be easily recited by a four year old child.
A child of Four should be able to write two , three, four letter words like at, by, up,be, pot, cat, cow, leg, eye, come, down, ball, etc
A four year Old child should be able to write 1 – 50
1, 2, 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 till it reaches 50.
A four year old should be able to bath themselves.
A four year old should be able to recognize some basic shapes like Triangle, Circle,rectangle and Box.