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Age 5 Years - Developmental Milestones

(5) Hand and Year-sun
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By five years of age, children's gross and fine motor skills vastly improve.Most five-year-old children are able to skip and walk backwards, and they are able to independently bathe and groom themselves. In addition, most five-year-old children have completed toilet training at this stage.
10 KEY FACTS
GROSS MOTOR
Skips
Skipping-skipper

Five-year-old children may be able to skip at this age, as well hop on one foot two to three times.

Walk Backward
Walking Backwards

Children at this age are able to walk forward and backward easily.

FINE MOTOR
Copies Triangle
Triangle

At five years old, children are able to copy a triangle, as well as a line, circle and square.

Ties Shoelaces
Tying Shoelaces

At this stage, children may be able to tie their own shoelaces. They also are able to groom themselves without much needed assistance. They can use buttons, zippers, brush their own teeth, and take care of other personal needs.

Independent Dressing / Bathing
Dressing Up and Bath-tub

At this stage, children are able to groom themselves without much needed assistance. They can use buttons, zippers, brush their own teeth, and take care of other personal needs. Most often they can dress and undress themselves independently.

Prints Letters
Printing Letters

Children at this age should be able to print some letters or numbers.

LANGUAGE
Counts to 10
Count and (10) Tin

Children at this age are able to count up to ten.

Five-word sentences
(5) Hand and Words

Five-year-old children should be able to say five-word sentences very clearly, and tell simple stories using the future tense.

Friends
Best-friend Necklaces

At this stage, five-year-old children will want to please their friends, and often will want to be like their friends. Imaginary friends may still play a role at this age.

SOCIAL / COGNITIVE
Completes Toilet Training
Toilet with Complete Check-mark

At this age, five-year-olds most likely have completed toilet training and can use the toilet independently.

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