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5years

5+ years old

WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW?

Making friends, forming ideas, following rules … it’s all coming together now, just in time for school! Imagination also reaches new levels, and athletic abilities start to shine. Here, you’ll find ways to make creativity and problem-solving part of each day for your five-year-old, paving the way for continued learning and a “can-do” approach to life.

  • Physical
    Have better physical coordination for more complex actions
  • COGNITIVE
    Solve problems and explain things

How your 5+ year-old might play now

He draws recognizable pictures, writes his name, dresses himself and completes puzzles

She can solve problems and explain things

His friendships become stronger

She can sort things into basic categories

He can imitate your pose and tone of voice

She can finish activities without waiting for directions

He differentiates between “pretend” and “real” when playing

She begins to make comparisons and her memory expands

He can explain games to other kids

Children develop at their own pace and reach milestones at different times. The highlights mentioned in this website are approximate guidelines only. If you have any questions about your child's development, consult your healthcare provider.

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