Pre-schoolers are able to use their energy in a more organised way than when they were toddlers.
Instead of just running around in the backyard, they have the physical skills and coordination to ride a tricycle or chase a butterfly.
Pre-schoolers are also discovering what it means to play with a friend instead of just alongside another child, as toddlers do.
By having an opportunity to be around other children your pre-schooler will be able to gain important social skills such as sharing and taking turns.
No doubt there will be disputes, but by the time your child is of pre-school age, he or she can learn to cooperate and interact during play.
Help your kid learn new skills
Pre-school kids develop vital motor skills as they grow.
Some of the new skills they may be showing off include hopping, jumping forward, catching a ball, doing a somersault, skipping, and balancing on one foot.
You can help your child practise these skills by playing and exercising together. When you go out for a family walk, your pre-schooler might complain: "I'm tired." Most likely, your child isn't tired - just bored.
A brisk walk might be dull to a young child, but there are ways to liven up your family stroll and help encourage your child to master old skills and develop new ones.
Here are some things you might want to try:
lMake your walk a scavenger hunt by giving your child something to find, like a red door, a cat, a flag and something square;
lSing songs or recite nursery rhymes while you walk; and
lMix walking with jumping, racing, hopping, and walking backwards. - Kids Health