The preschool years are characterized as the age of pretend play…in the mind of a 3-5 year old, they can be anyone or anything they want to be. Whether it is an astronaut walking on the moon or a princess waiting to be rescued by a big, bad dragon, your child’s creativity is at its finest in these years!
The following activities for children 3-5 years old are specifically targeted for your “little Einstein”, broken down into the appropriate domains of early childhood development. Be sure to also check out our thematic units page for activities broken down by theme (dinosaurs, transportation, apples, etc). Wanting to prepare your child for Kindergarten? Check out 71 Things Your Child Needs to Know Before Kindergarten!
Please note: These activities are simply suggestions for what the author believes is appropriate for this age. Please use your best judgement and consult your pediatrician when you have questions or concerns.
Language Development: Alphabet and Pre-Reading Skills
Cognitive Development: Numbers, Colors, and Problem Solving
Fine Motor Development
Gross Motor Development