5 year old

  • The language skills of five-year-olds are well developed. They pronounce words clearly, speak in complex and compound sentences and have good-sized vocabularies. They enjoy initiating conversations and can wait their turn to speak during group conversations.
     
  • Five-year-olds begin to develop their skills in reading and writing. They know their uppercase and most lowercase letters and understand that letters represent specific sounds in spoken words. This knowledge helps them to sound out words in print and write out words based on their sounds. They also can discuss stories and are able to tell their own tales.
     
  • They can count out a collection of up to "20" items, conduct simple addition and subtraction and identify which number in a set is larger. They sequence events chronologically and are learning to tell time. They can also sort objects based on more than one characteristic.
     
  • Physically, five-year-olds abound with energy and seek active games and environments. They have better balance and coordination which allows them to ride a bike with training wheels, swim, jump rope and ball skills. They can use their fingers flexibly to control writing and painting tools, manage zippers and buttons.
     
  •  Five-year-olds really want to know more about how the world works. Hands-on experiences help explain "how" and "why" things happen. 
     
  • Children this age can express their feelings and manage social situations with greater independence. They can self-calm in difficult situations or negotiate and compromise to resolve conflict before asking an adult to help. They form friends quite easily and school provides the perfect opportunity for meeting new people.  Being accepted by "the group" is becoming more and more important.
     
  •  In the creative arts, five-year-olds have a varied repertoire of music. They create realistic art with recognizable subjects and more detailed settings. They also recognise that art can tell a story. They are able to perform simple plays, do pantomime and perform puppet shows.

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