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3 Year Social/Emotional Milestones

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Copies adults and friends

 

This 3 image series shows children copying their friends, a 3-year social/emotional milestone. In image 1 of 3, a little girl has climbed to the top of the structure. Image 2 of 3 shows a little boy beginning to climb up the structure to join the girl. Image 3 shows another child copying the first two by climbing up.

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Shows affection for friends without prompting

 

The little girl in this photo is hugging her friend. Showing affection for friends without prompting is a 3-year social/emotional milestone.

Takes turns in games

 

These children are taking turns with the basketball, a 3-year social/emotional milestone.

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Shows concern for crying friend

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Shows a wide range of emotions

 

The little girl in this series of 4 photos shows a wide range of emotions, a 3-year social/emotional milestone. In image 1 of 4, she is being “loving” toward her friend. In image 2 of 4, she is smiling and happy. In image 3 of 4, she is  acting selfishly by taking a toy from her friend. In image 4 of 4, she is sad and crying.

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Separates easily from mom and dad

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Dresses and undresses self

 

Dressing and undressing  is  a 3-year social/emotional milestone. Image 1 of 2 depicts this as  a little boy puts on his shirt. Image 2 of 2 depicts this as  a little boy puts on his shoe.

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May get upset with major changes in routine

 

Getting upset with major changes in routine is a three-year-old milestone. This three-year-old girl is upset that her routine has changed.

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