Worship

Understanding Fours & Fives

The range of normality in the fours and fives is wide; no two children develop at exactly the same rate and in exactly the same way.

A childís growth pattern is often a series of mountains and valleys, ups and downs. Very rarely does growth proceed consistently on a smoothly rising incline.

Thus, the initial step in planning a schedule or a learning program is understanding the child. There are three essential and codependent elements in the development of kids during this phase:

  Trust

  Autonomy

  Initiative