The four-year-old is often a big help around the house and likes to try out different "roles". Encourage dramatic play by providing props and clothing. Keep an assortment of items that will spark his imagination.
The four-year-old becomes much more vocal with a vocabulary of 4,000 to 6,000 words and usually speaks in five- to six-word sentences. Children of this age like to sing simple songs and can remember and repeat finger plays and rhymes. They tell stories and speak clearly enough to be understood by non-family members. They can express emotions through facial gestures and like to copy behaviors of older children and adults.