Four year old girls have so much going on! They're learning more about the world around them, and preschool is teaching them all sorts of exciting new things.

Preschoolers love being around people. At four, girls are learning how to get along with their friends. She's starting to get the hang of saying 'sorry', taking turns, and agreeing to rules. But sharing is still tricky! Be sure to offer her lots of praise if she offers to split a cookie with you. (The cookie may be a bit mushy, but it's the thought that counts!)

Preschoolers also love being around people because they need an audience! Four year olds are little chatterboxes. A four year old girl knows hundreds of words, and can speak in sentences of 5-6 words. She enjoys telling stories, having conversations, and asking questions. (Many, MANY questions!)

Four year olds need lots of active outdoor exercise. She may enjoy messy outdoor games, like playing in sand or making mudpies. And every four year old loves running around, jumping, and tumbling in the great outdoors. (So stock up on laundry detergent.)

But she'll also love imaginative and creative play indoors. Ensure she always has art supplies, puppets, and dress-up clothes available for spontaneous fun.

She might also be a born performer: four year olds love to sing, dance, and make music with kid-sized instruments. Get your clapping hands warmed up, because you'll be doing lots of applauding this year!