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5 Year Olds

5 year olds
Motor Skills

*Able to dress and undress self with little assistance.  *Throws a ball over head.

*Rides a tricycle with great skill. May be interested in a two-wheeled bike.

*Feeds self, using a fork, spoon and maybe a table knife.

*Jumps over low objects.

*Hand dominance is established.

*Hops, somersaults, swings, and climbs.

*Draws a person and includes the body.

*Prints some letters and some words.

*Copies shapes and patterns.

 Cognitive Skills

*Knows all of the basic colors.

*Able to memorize his address and phone number.

*Counts up to 10 objects.

*Interested in cause and effect.

*Tells longer stories.

*Understands that stories have a beginning, middle, and ending.

*Enjoys riddles and jokes.

*Better understands the concept of time.

*Enjoys collecting things.

*More sensitive to the needs of others. Notices when someone else is happy or sad.

 Social Skills and Language

*Speaks in sentences of more than 5 words.

*Invents games with simple rules.

*Organizes objects for pretend play.

*Uses swear words or "bathroom talk" to elicit your response.

*Likes to make own decisions but can become bossy in doing so.

*Wants to be like and please his friends.

*Likes to sing, dance and act.

*Shows more independence and may enjoy a play date without a parent. 

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Boyd County Public Schools
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Ashland, KY 41102
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Phone: 606-928-4141
Fax: 606-928-4771