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Do you consider your 4 year old a "toddler"? Bailey&E Due August 19; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Stockbridge, Georgia 285 posts
3rd Oct '13

So this is just a silly POV question I suppose. But, when did you stop referring to your LO as a "toddler"? My dear daughter will be 4 in December, is that like, "toddler" cut off age? Lol, just wondering your thoughts!



She's always been a "kid" in my POV... Talks in sentences, can brush her teeth (with assistance), use the potty, dress herself, shower (with assistance).



ARE ANY OF YOUR 3-4 YEAR OLDS READING? Out of curiosity... E can't... BUT SHE CAN COUNT TO 10! *Proud mommy of a big kid*

Bobby Shazam fornication, ri, Wallis and Futuna 105741 posts
status 3rd Oct '13

4 is preschooler to me

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29537 posts
3rd Oct '13
Quoting .Colleen.:" 4 is preschooler to me"


:!: 1-2 I consider a toddler. 3-4 I consider preschool age.



My kids (ages 3 and 5) know site words and my oldest is starting to read now, but no... he didn't actually READ when he was 4.

JΔS Georgia 73262 posts
status 3rd Oct '13

I stopped looking at my children as toddlers when they were 3. And no, my 4 year old is not reading.

Bailey&E Due August 19; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Stockbridge, Georgia 285 posts
3rd Oct '13
Quoting .Colleen.:" 4 is preschooler to me"


That's how I feel! We take her to school everyday, prepping for Pre-K! (She's in a late 4yo class, they do an "ABEKA" (sp?) program. Basically it's for 4 year olds who didn't make the birthdate deadline for Pre-K, so she should go next year. (4 in December)

Mama Rachael♥ Due April 2; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Asheville, North Carolina 15834 posts
3rd Oct '13

At 4 I consider them preschoolers. No my 4 year old is not reading

user banned 2 kids; Medina, New York 1612 posts
3rd Oct '13

I never really referred to him as a toddler. If people asked about my kids id just say his age, not "I have a toddler" so idk :)

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
3rd Oct '13

I stopped saying toddler when she turned three

Bailey&E Due August 19; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Stockbridge, Georgia 285 posts
3rd Oct '13
Quoting JΔ$ ♥:" I stopped looking at my children as toddlers when they were 3. And no, my 4 year old is not reading."


Precisely! I feel like once your child loses that super dependency they had with you, they're now crazy brain thinking machines! *Small children* And Thank you for replying on your 4yo, I felt like my 3 yo should be able to spot words, and then my own dad told me I was being crazy and she'll put letters together in kindergarten.... But some other things I've read basically say I'm destroying her academic career by her not being a reading machine at 4... IDK... it's all so crazy

user banned SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 24574 posts
3rd Oct '13

I stop calling them a 'toddler' when they turn 3yo. 4yo would be a pre-schooler to me and yes, our kids can read 'sight words' and sight word books like Dr. Seuss, "If you give a mouse a cookie" and "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" type stuff by 4yo.

JΔS Georgia 73262 posts
status 3rd Oct '13
Quoting red lip bandit xo:" Precisely! I feel like once your child loses that super dependency they had with you, they're now crazy ... [snip!] ... I've read basically say I'm destroying her academic career by her not being a reading machine at 4... IDK... it's all so crazy"


She's at the beginning stages but she has a learning disability so its going to take some time before she starts reading. I'm just happy that she can identify all the letters in the alphabet :lol:

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22109 posts
3rd Oct '13

No I don't. She can't read but can identify a few words and letters

takemeaway Due February 17 (girl); 2 kids; Kansas City, Mo, United States 1108 posts
6th Oct '13

My daughter is 3 and some times i have a hard time considering her a toddler still. Iv always wondered what others thought about this though :)