As your 4 year old toddler prepares to start school, they may already be able to write their name, and enjoy making up silly words. Imagination and reality can sometimes get a bit mixed up, and imaginary ‘friends’ can begin to make an appearance.
If your child’s a bit of a chatterbox, you may find yourself switching off from time to time. But listening is important – it boosts their confidence, helps them learn new language skills and strengthens the bond between you. When it comes to behaviour, the odd tantrum is still likely, but life should be easier as they start to respond more to reason.