Developmental Milestones Prek To Kindergarten (5-6 year olds)
As we discussed on the developmental milestones main page, children develop in specific ways but at their own pace. Some of your young preschoolers may still be developing their older toddler skills or already be developing their PreK skills!
The list below, although not exhaustive, shows the key abilities and processes that can be reasonably expect from a 5-6 year old in seven developmental areas. Due to different deadline dates for entering Kindergarten, you may have some 5 year-olds in your preschool classroom.
Physical Development: Large/Gross Motor Skills
Physical Development: Small/Fine Motor Skills
Communication and Language Development
As with all milestones, remember that there can be a 6 to 8 month window with typical development. This means that children may exhibit skills 6 to 8 months before or after the age the skills are listed under.
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