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3 - 4 Year Olds

*Take part in simple pretend play, using an object to represent something else even though they are not similar.

*Begin to develop complex stories using small world equipment like animal sets, dolls and dolls houses, etc.

*Make imaginative and complex ‘small worlds’ with blocks and construction kits, such as a city with different buildings and a park.

*Explore different materials freely, to develop their ideas about how to use them and what to make.

*Develop their own ideas and then decide which materials to use to express them.

*Join different materials and explore different textures.  

*Create closed shapes with continuous lines, and begin to use these shapes to represent objects.

*Draw with increasing complexity and detail, such as representing a face with a circle and including details.

*Use drawing to represent ideas like movement or loud noises.

*Show different emotions in their drawings and paintings, like happiness, sadness, fear, etc.

*Explore colour and colour-mixing.

*Listen with increased attention to sounds.

*Respond to what they have heard, expressing their thoughts and feelings.

*Remember and sing entire songs.

*Sing the pitch of a tone sung by another person (‘pitch match’).

*Sing the melodic shape (moving melody, such as up and down, down and up) of familiar songs.

*Create their own songs or improvise a song around one they know.


*Play instruments with increasing control to express their feelings and ideas.