- Has better large muscle than small
- Rides a bicycle.
- Starts to alternate rigorous and
restful activities independently.
- Favors competitive games.
- Has better eye-hand coordination.
- May ask questions about life, death,
and the human body.
- Preoccupied with subject of teeth.
- Gets better at putting negative
feelings into words.
- May blame another for own mistake.
- Plays with boys and girls together.
- Usually has a best friend of the same
- Shows growing concern about popularity
- Seeks approval of peers as well as
- Takes it upon self to enforce rules.
- Tattles on other children who are
- Tends to be quite critical.
- Starts to look for role-models.
- Rapidly develops skill in using
- Wants to be "first," "best,"
"perfect," "correct," in everything.
- Is greatly concerned with right and
- Has trouble with the concepts of
honesty and dishonesty.
- Starts to use logical reasoning to
- Enjoys dramatic play.
These guidelines are offered as a way of showing a general
progression through the developmental stages rather than as
fixed requirements for normal development at specific ages.
It is perfectly natural for a child to attain some
milestones earlier and other milestones later than the
If you have any concerns related to your
child's own pattern of development, check with your health