What is childhood development

A focus on Little Kids, ages 3 – 6 years.

Childhood development is the process of change that occurs over time. For little kids between the ages of 3 – 6 years, childhood development covers the unique development of their physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social growth.
Experts believe this stage of childhood development is one of the most crucial period because the experiences and relationships that are formed during the ages of 3 to 6 years determine how the brain develops.



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What is childhood development like for Black and Mixed-race children?

The childhood development in a Black or Mixed-race child between the ages of 3 and 6 is unique. This is the first time your child will realise they have a different skin colour and or for girls, their hair is different. Unfortunately, this might also be the first -time, your kids will face racism at school.

As parents of Black or Mixed-race kids, this is the time to pay special attention to what your child is saying and what has been said to your child either at school or at their playgroup. It is also a great time to instill good values that will uphold their self-esteem and help them become more confident.

Physical development, Literacy development, mathematics, Expressive Arts & Design.

Childhood development areas

What are the 7 areas of Development in 3 - 6 years old?

The 7 different areas of development in early years
  1. Personal, Social, and Emotional Development
  2. Physical Development
  3. Communication and Language Development
  4. Literacy Development
  5. Mathematics
  6. Understanding the World
  7. Expressive Arts

7 Areas of Development and Learning

Areas of Development and Learning



Prime Areas


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Making relationships


Self-confidence and self-awareness


Managing feelings and behaviour


Physical Development

Moving and handling


Health and self-care


Communication and Language

Listening and attention






Specific Areas













Shape, Space and measure

Understanding the world

People and communities


The world




Expressive Arts and Design

Exploring and using media & materials


Being imaginative

Practical guides and tips on childhood development and milestones


Learning activities fOR 3 yEAR OLDS
Reading books for kids
Kids Receipe Cook
School Life
Mindfulness meditation
Practical guides and tips on childhood development

checklists & Printables

Language Skills checklist

Free Printables – Language Skills checklist for 3 years to 6 years

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