For children in the age group of four-to-five there are some normal physical developmental characteristics that a parent needs to know.
Children in this age group grow at a slower rate than infants and toddlers. Usually their body organs grow faster than the body. This usually gives the preschoolers a rounded-tummy appearance.
Their height should at least 50 percent of their adult height and the body weight should be 20 percent of the adult body weight by the age of five.
Most children at this age develop their motor skills and can skip, run and climb.
Most of trained preschoolers are able to tie their shoelaces, buttons and draw rough but recognizable figures.
Have an increased lung capacity and develop the tendency to breathe more deeply.
Most of these children have lost or are in the process of losing their ‘baby look’ as the limbs grow longer.
Children of this age group will look about the same size — regardless of the gender.
There is a remarkable increase in the overall physical condition and some resistance to germs and repeated infections is also present. However, such developing immunity is very subjective among preschoolers and may vary with each of them.