The Development Milestones for Children 2~6 Years Old
  Intelligent Reasoning Mathematical Deduction

Combinational
Thinking

Life Skills Linguistic Capabilities Aesthetic Creation

2~3

years old

‧highly curious and
 
explorative  interested in learning

‧independent and
 self-
reliant

‧can show feelings
 physically

‧understands symbolic
 meaning of numbers

.can sort objects
 
according to shapes
 and colors

‧can solve simple
 jigsaw puzzles

‧can make doors or
 tunnels with simple
 blocks

‧can use hands for
 simple movements

‧can pick up toys
 after use

.can distinguish
 between boys and
 girls

.can handle simple
 movements, such as
 putting on and taking
 off clothes or shoes

‧can make incomplete
 but meaningful
 sentence fragments

‧talkative but often can
 not continue

‧can answer with one's
 own names

.can use short
 encouragements

.can draw simple lines
 or figures

.can draw facial
 features

‧can imitate features or
 sounds of animals

.can appreciate pictures

3~4

years old

has longer
 
concentration spans

‧can solve simple
 problems intelligently

‧conscious of and
 reactive to other
 people's responses

‧can count from 1 to 10
 and know the numerals

‧can distinguish between
 different sizes,lengths,
 and heights

‧can distinguish between
 and name different
 figures and colors

‧can distinguish between
 the concepts of
 top/bottom, eft/right,and
 inside/outside

‧can follow simple
 rules to play games

‧can combine simple
 blocks and keep
 them in balance

.can use hands for
 simple combinations

‧can follow parents'
 instructions


.can feel happy for
 accomplishing some
 tasks

‧can handle daily
 routines

‧can make complete
 sentences will simple
 words likes to ask
 questions and ask
 further questions
 based on former
 answers

‧can concentrate on
 reading and
 expression

‧can use temporal
 words

‧can tell names of the
 objects in pictures

.can fill in colors boldly

.can use observing and
 organizing capabilities
 for expression

‧has vivid imagination

4~5

years old

‧can sort objects with
 distinct properties

‧has better attention
 and distinguishing
 
power

‧self-confident and
 self- assertive

‧can count to combine
 or separate numbers
  from 1 to 10

‧can compare multiple
 objects to decide their
 relative orders of
 sizes,lengths,and
 heights

‧can tell the relative
 positions of
 objects:top/bottom,
 left/right,and  inside/outside

‧can combine and
 separate specific
 figures

‧has much more
 patience,
 coordination,and
 persistence

‧can understand and
 follow parents'
 judgement for right or
 wrong

‧can remember
 general events and
 objects

. can use gestures to
 express feelings

‧can express with
 complete paragraphs

‧can use more words
 to make longer
 sentences

‧can use words to
 express deeper
 feelings

‧has lively curiosity and
 imagination

‧capable of surprisingly
 original ideas

‧likes creative activities
 like arts and crafts

5~6

years old

.can think abstractly
 and distinguish
 between reality and
 imagination

‧can judge
 independently and
  also listen to opinions
 of other people

‧can present solutions
 for hypothetical  problems

‧reasoning power,
 memory, and
 expressive power are
 maturing

.can count above 10 and
 add or subtract

.can distinguish between
 different lengths,heights,
 volumns,weights,and
 time

‧can distinguish between
 different plane figures
 and solids

‧can distinguish between
 front/back,inside/outside,
 and far/near

‧can use both hands
 to play with toys

‧can use fingers and
 finger tips to control
 small objects

‧can self-control for
 basic daily
 routines for
 eating,clothing,etc

‧has initiation for
 ideas

.can use tools to
 solve problems

.can make
  judgement for
 right and wrong
 and coordinate
 with others

‧can describe
 everyday objects and
 events properly

‧has more contents for
 linguistic expression
 due to accumulative
 life experiences

.can use languages
 for humor

‧can pick up words
 and use them fluently

‧can memorize short
 prose

‧Full of originality in
 drawing, but has
 inadequate sense for
 ratio

‧can draw pictures based
 on experiences or
 memories

‧can draw more realistic
 pictures with more
 details and balance