“What do I teach my 3 year old at home?”

Use the following education websites and resources to provide you with inspiration on developing your future leader. While there are many fee-based courses available digitally, you can also find many free resources as well. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the below are 3 to 4 years old milestones parents should look out for. Ever child is different and develop at their own pace. Only you and your child’s pediatrician know what’s best for your child.

Milestones in hand and finger skills

  • Draws a person with two to four body parts
  • Draws circles and squares
  • Begins to copy some capital letters

Language milestones

  • Understands the concepts of “same” and “different”
  • Has mastered some basic rules of grammar
  • Speaks in sentences of five to six words
  • Speaks clearly enough for strangers to understand
  • Tells stories

Cognitive milestones

  • Correctly names some colors
  • Understands the concept of counting and may know a few numbers
  • Approaches problems from a single point of view
  • Begins to have a clearer sense of time
  • Follows three-part commands
  • Recalls parts of a story
  • Understands the concept of same/different
  • Engages in fantasy play

Social and emotional milestones

  • Interested in new experiences
  • Plays “Mom” or “Dad”
  • Increasingly inventive in fantasy play
  • Negotiates solutions to conflicts
  • More independent
  • Often cannot distinguish between fantasy and reality

5 Websites/ Apps/ Local Resources

Three and Four year old learn best through pretend play and activities. Use the below resources to assist you and engaging and exploring with your child as they continue to learn.

  • Local Public Library – Free
    • Public libraries in the United States play an essential role in providing safe, accessible, and 100% free educational resource centers for every member in communities across the country. At a library, it doesn’t matter how much money you make, because every resource there is free of charge, including books, internet access, and educational and professional training programs.
  • Education.com – Free / Paid Subscription
    • From school teachers and tutors to homeschoolers and parents, engaged adults are the key to unlocking each child’s potential and drive to learn. We empower all kinds of educators to teach kids by providing the best educational resources in any form or device to be used at home, at school, and everywhere in-between.
  • PBS Kids – Free
    • PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment. With a 360-degree approach towards learning and reaching children, PBS KIDS leverages the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity. By involving parents, teachers, caregivers and communities as learning partners, PBS KIDS helps to empower children for success in school and in life.
  • Khan Academy Kids – Free
    • Their program engages kids in core subjects like early literacy, reading, writing, language, and math, while encouraging creativity and building social-emotional skills.
  • Marco Polo World School – Paid Subscription
    • Unlimited access to over 400+ lessons and 3000+ interactive, fun learning activities.
      STEAM + Literacy curriculum designed by PhD early childhood specialists.
      Develop 21st century skills with the four C’s: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication and Collaboration.
      Contextualized learning encouraging real world knowledge application.

Note: Please use your best judgement and consult your pediatrician when you have questions or concerns.