Ages & Stages


Acts out simple routines

eg puts teddy to bed

Begins to play with miniature toys

Begins to sort objects

eg puts all the cars or animals together

Ages and stages 2.5 years

Will join in play sequences together

eg undresses doll, prepares bath, washes and dresses doll

Can use objects imaginatively

eg pretends that a box is a plane or a bed

Ages and stages 3.5 years

Enjoys imaginative and pretend play

Likes to play with other children

Can concentrate on an activity they have chosen for 15 minutes

Ages and stages 4.5 years

Play often involves pretending to be another person and acting out how that person would behave and talk

Likes to play with other children

Likes to be involved with organising games and co-operating with other children

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