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3 year old and following directions [Sep. 27th, 2005|03:33 pm]
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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?

[User Picture]From: georgiastorms
2005-09-30 02:29 pm (UTC)
I just read this last entry. Is this little girl complaining about her tummy quite often? Does she cry easily? I had a little girl who's father was malesting her and she was always sick to her tummy and sometimes would have a difficult time sitting. I don't want to scare you, just become aware that those things do happen in this messed up world. She also may be autistic in some ways. My niece is borderline and she interacts with people but she looks at us like she speaks another language.

She may have a hearing problem, but mainly it sounds like she is in her own little world. It sounds like her mother needs to get her a physical. You may suggest that you need the kids to have their yearly check-ups before flu/cold season is upon us. Maybe inform her that you would be happy to go with to help?
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