Hi. Iím your 5 year old child.
I am my own person. I know what I like and what I donít like and I can make my own choices. I have my own way of doing things. I might do some things before other children and I may do some things after them. Be patient. I will get there in my own time.
To help you know what to expect, here are some common milestones that most children reach in the coming years.
- follows 3 related directions such as "get your crayons, make a picture and give it to the baby"
- speaks sounds accurately except perhaps for e.g. 1, r, s, k, th, ch, sh, th
- more reasoning - answers questions such as "What do you do when you are sleepy/thirsty?" or "What should you do if you hurt yourself ?"
- describes objects and events
- can show you "top", "bottom" and several colors
- can give meanings of words
- does your child not use complete sentences?
- does your child stutter?
- does your child not seem to be able to follow directions?
If you have any questions concerning your childís healthy growth and development, please contact your community health nurse at your local health unit office.
Reproduced with permission from the Capital Health Authority