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HeIsRisen2018

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Just because I read a lot of articles of claiming three year olds to be toddlers instead of preschoolers and I'm just wondering why that is.
 
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"Toddler" is a word descriptive of how a very young child walks. Not quite as controlled as they will be by the time they are somewhere between three and four or thereabouts.
"Pre-school" just refers to old enough for some learning in school subject type environment but younger than kindergarten age, in general then maybe a two to four year old.
The term used in any instance is probably most context generated.
If you are simply describing a little youngster you may identify them as a toddler to evoke a picture of how they move about at that age.
If you are describing a youngster with emphasis on age with emphasis on intellectual development you more likely use "pre-school".
But the world wouldn't come to an end if either word is chosen.
 

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Child's brain is still developing. At 2-3, they are learning about self, using words such as "I" and "me", where the mind weaves a story about self (ego). At 3-4 they are starting to learn how their self fits into the world they walk through (pre-school).
 

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