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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 265 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*

uəəๅๅoƆ fuknutz, NM, Togo 105350 posts
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 72579 posts
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 265 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 15828 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 265 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 72579 posts
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 22037 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 :)