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Do You Have the Time? Three Ways to Help Your Child Understand Different Time Concepts}

History and Time Intervals

Do You Have the Time? Three Ways to Help Your Child Understand Different Time Concepts

Time can still be a pretty abstract idea to a preschooler, but your 4-5 year old is starting to understand some of the broader concepts. He understands "before" and "after" and uses them to describe when things have happened or will happen. While he can't yet make sense of a clock or calendar, he knows that they are used to help measure the passage of time. In addition, he may know that bedtime is at seven o'clock, or that lunch is at noon, even though he can't tell how to read the clock. He'll also have a grasp of special days, such as birthdays or different holidays, and the traditions that surround them.

Has your child achieved the following History and Time Intervals developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all of the skill(s) he has already mastered to date.

Sources: This development milestone tracker is not a learning disability screening tool or test. If you have any questions related to your child's development and learning abilities, please speak to your pediatrician and care providers for guidance and resources.