The kindergarten and preschool years are characterized as the age of pretend play… In the mind of a 3, 4 or 5 year old child, 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!
So if you have been asking yourself, “What do I teach my 3 year old at home?”, use these learning activities as a guide for fun lesson plans for your little one through play.
The following simple learning activities for 3 to 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).
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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.
Activities for 3 Year Olds To 5 Year Olds
Language Development Activities for 3-5 Year Olds
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Cognitive Development Activities for 3-5 Year Olds
Fine Motor Development Activities
Gross Motor Development Activities
Social and Emotional Development Activities for 3-5 Year Olds
Spiritual and Moral Development Activities