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3 year old and following directions [Sep. 27th, 2005|03:33 pm]
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[elfling519]
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I was wondering if anyone could help me find out how well an average 3 year old is at following simple directions. The 3 year old I watch isn't following the simple directions of put crayon here, (even when I am pointing to the spot). When she is asked to do something, such as help clean up toys, she keeps claiming that she doesn't understand what I am asking her. When you tell her to put something in a box, she doesn't understand "in". She can't draw a reasonaly straight line, and seems to have absolutly no interest in learning new things, such as color names, shapes, numbers and counting. My 18 month old knows shapes and colors better then she does.

And does anyone have any suggestions on how to get her interested again? Help improve her skill at following simple directions? or am i just expecting too much?
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[User Picture]From: elfling519
2005-09-27 10:14 pm (UTC)

Re: Yikes

See, and these are the kid of things I need to hear. I don't have a 3 year old, so I have no idea what to look for. To a degree she is very easily distracted, but like any child not if it's something she really likes. Maybe she's just not ready, or used to having to follow directions.
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