Preschool Child Development Guide
Accepting children where they are and working from there is the approach we encourage in all we Skilly-do. The key words to remember here are individual development. So, we feel it's critical to understand the difference between chronological age and developmental age.
The general rule is: A child takes 6 months or so to reach their developmental age. When your child turns a year older, they aren’t magically ready to perform all of that new age's developmental skills. And even when they've reached that age developmentally, there may be times when they slip back to a previous level due to stress or illness. (If you'd like to learn more about your child's developmental age check out our article, Chronological or Developmental: Age Ain't Nothing But A Number.)
So, keep in mind these are general milestones. Your child's individual development may be ahead in some areas or a bit behind in others. That’s perfectly normal and to be expected. Don't worry, enjoy your child's own way of growing!