Four to Five Years
• He or she is able to take turns in a conversation by understanding and listening for the cues that indicate turn taking.
• The child understands longer and more complex sentences.
• He or she retells longer stories with more details.
By this age a child’s language and narrative skills have progressed and she’s able to grasp a pencil and begin to write. She’s also becoming more independent and dressing herself. Four- and five-year-olds love ball games and start learning and playing games that have rules.