At this age, children’s hand-eye coordination becomes refined, and fine motor skills are improving through handling small objects.
This is a period where children will play alongside each other, but cannot share toys or play actively together.
Since their hand coordination is at a pretty high level, children this age like to help out in the kitchen; scrubbing vegetables, snapping peas, tearing salad, and peeling bananas. Cutting with safety scissors is also fun.
This is also a period when children’s imagination truly blossoms, and where they’ll start enjoying all types of pretend play: such as “playing house” with imaginary friends, dolls and stuffed animals.