Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Figuring out my 4

Times are running so fast and a few weeks more my son will turned to 4. Well, I just can't believe it. A lot of people thought that he is 5, but he is not. So what do I get with 4 years old boy..

Your 4-year-old now

Welcome to a year that's full of building on old skills while picking up brand-new ones at breakneck speed. Four is typically a lively, energetic, and sociable year. Confident about basics like speaking, running, drawing, and building things, your child is ready to use these skills to the fullest. Even more reserved 4-year-olds tend to enjoy the company of adults and children of all ages, from the smallest babies (next to whom they feel "so big") to the oldest great-grandparents (with whom they can often connect on the simple level of enjoying a moment together). Everybody seems fascinating now, from the mail carrier to cousins to random new faces on the playground.

Your life now

Your child's birthday probably brought a few (or more than a few) new toys into your house. Time for the post-birthday purge. Look through your child's play things to figure out what hasn't seen any action in a while and might be expendable. It's easiest to give toys away on the sly. If you ask permission, your child is apt to insist on saving everything, but at this age she isn't likely to notice the disappearance if it's not mentioned. (If you're worried, you could put outgoing toys into purgatory in the garage for a week or so to make sure they're not missed before heaving them for good.) Charities such as Goodwill, family shelters, day cares (especially at religious centers or other nonprofits), and fund-raising bazaars may welcome toys that are in good shape. And you'll be glad to have less clutter around the house.

It's also wise to start hiding away some of the toys you decide to keep and bringing them out periodically in rotation. A child who has too many toys around can have a hard time focusing on anything for very long. Having fewer playthings helps create a sense of order, which is calming for both of you.

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Well, since he still have a sister, they still play together sometimes. But most of their toys are inside our store room. Maybe when Aishah turn to 4 then.


  1. Happy 4th bday in advance to Hakim lar Neth :) Besar sudah hansom-boy ko nie hehe ^_^

  2. Thanks flo..Ini lah ini budak. Hope when he grown up, his mind also getting mature.. kunun..