My Child Intellectual Development  Numeracy: 3 to 4 years
Intellectual Development means being able to communicate, to think both creatively and abstractly, to pay attention, solve problems, and develop keen judgment and a lifelong readiness to learn.  Emerging Skills Begin to sort and classify objects by characteristicsBegin to order numbersBegin to understand directional position of numbersCompare amountsArrange two sets of objects in onetoone correspondenceCount objectsBegin to understand different forms of measurement – weight, height, lengthBegin to understand and apply concepts of pattern, sequence and orderBegin to understand concepts such as direction, oppositesBegin to attach words to numbersBegin to recognize and label different shapesFind out more about What to Expect from your preschooler, 3 to 4 Years. 

Parents Can: Respond to their preschooler when she shows an interest in using numbers  Child Will: Feel she can experiment with how numbers are used in a safe environmentEngage in number play with an adult knowing she can make a mistake without negative consequencesLearn to use an adult as a person to ask for help when she has a question or want something checked
 
Parents Can: Introduce the concepts of sorting and classifying in daily routines (for example, "Let's put your socks in this drawer and your shirts in this drawer")  Child Will: Begin to understand that any group of items can be sorted into groupsBegin to classify common events and objects in his life (This can be as simple as events that make him happy or sad.)Begin to categorize and sort the emotions and responses of others in his environment

  
Parents Can: Provide play opportunities where their preschooler can use different forms of measurement (for example, put measuring cups and spoons in the bathtub)  Child Will: Begin to understand that measurement can take different forms (for example, "We can measure how tall you are and how much you weigh")Begin to experiment with different measurements in her play (for example, while playing with blocks, you may find your preschooler measuring  often incorrectly  the height of her tower)
 
Parents Can: Sing number and counting songs and rhymes  Child Will: Begin to confidently repeat number sequencesBegin to understand the concept of more or bigger (usually birthdays and age are the most relevant opportunity to use this concept  preschoolers with siblings will know who is older)Begin to count during his play, especially when he is playing with others and sharing toys

  
Parents Can: Use coloured beads or buttons in play as an opportunity to explore different patterns, shapes and sequences  Child Will: Begin to recognize patterns around herBegin to recognize and label shapesBegin to explore patterns she can makeBegin to understand how sequences are made up of patterns
 
Parents Can: Include their preschooler in cooking activities, and use these opportunities to explore different measures  Child Will: Further understand that measurement takes different formsBegin to understand how numbers and measures relate
 
Parents Can: Introduce books and puzzles that illustrate numbers with a direct correspondence to a group of objects  Child Will: Begin to understand that objects can be represented by printed symbols (2 objects look like the numeral two)Begin to master her ability to correctly count a group of objects, demonstrating onetocorrespondence and numbers

  Social Development: 3 to 4 years Emotional Development: 3 to 4 years Intellectual Development  Language: 3 to 4 years Intellectual Development  Problem Solving: 3 to 4 years
