social development of a 3-year-old
The three-year-old is at a fun age. Children of this age are inquisitive about their world. They are constantly asking "why?" as they try to make sense of new information. Unfortunately, many of their questions are unanswerable:
"Why is the sun yellow?"
"If I were a bug, how long would it take me to walk a mile?"
"How many stars are there in the sky?"
Three-year-olds are just beginning to understand the concept of sharing and still may struggle with this. They do not understand rules of games and will most frequently make up their own. They begin to play with others their age and yet, continue to rely on caregivers to get a great deal of their needs met.
You might be concerned about your child's development if your child does not:
Adapted from: Allen, K. E. & Marotz, I. (1989). Developmental profiles: Birth to six. Delmar Publishers Inc.
Children need models more than they need critics. - Joseph Joubert