Probably, But Who Knows? Your Child Is Starting to Understand the Concept of Probability
Between the ages of four and five, children start to understand probability, though they won't talk about it using that word! You may hear your child say things like "Flying monkeys are impossible!" or "Maybe it will rain today." And he could tell you that it's not very likely that it will snow in the middle of summer. We often don't think about it, but words like "likely," "possible," "sure," "maybe," and "certain" (and their opposites) all refer to probability, the chance that something will happen. And this is a concept we use often in daily conversation.
Has your child achieved the following Exploring Patterns developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all of the skill(s) he has already mastered to date.