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Child development: 4-5 years

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This topic is about your four year old. You can always get a view from a hill, and being four is like the first developmental hill from which your child can get a view of a bigger world.

Relationships, sex, different people of different race; all these big social issues become visible to your four year old. They are questions they explore through their play, dressing up and through asking lots of questions.

There are many topics about child development and children's behaviour, including

There are many other topics in our sections Growth and development  and Emotions and behaviour.

Want to read more?

The Raising Children Network website has a lot of information about pre-schoolers, including information about development, behaviour, fitness, health and daily care. As well as articles there are several videos. The Raising Children Network site has been funded by the Australian Government.

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.

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