BABY AND TODDLER - 5 YEARS

Social/Emotional

  • More likely to agree with rules
  • Likes to sing, dance, and act
  • Shows concern and sympathy for others
  • Shows more independence
     

Language/Communication

  • Speaks very clearly
  • Tells a simple story using full sentences
  • Uses future tense
  • Says name and address


Movement/Physical Development

  • Fine motor
    • Cuts out simple shapes
    • Copies first name
    • Colours within lines
  • Gross motor
    • Hops
    • Can do a somersault
    • Walks on a balance beam
    • Skates
       

Ask for help if your child:

  • Does not show a wide range of emotions
  • Shows extreme behaviour (unusually fearful, aggressive, shy or sad)
  • Unusually withdrawn and inactive
  • Is easily distracted, has trouble focusing on one activity for more than 5 minutes
  • Does not play a variety of games and activities
  • Does not use plurals or past tense properly
  • Does not draw pictures
  • Cannot brush teeth, wash and dry hands, or get undressed without help

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