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Milestones In Action : By Five Years

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Wants to please friends

Wants to please friends

Description

By pouring juice for her friend, this girl is showing that she wants to please him. This desire to please friends is a 5-year social/emotional milestone.

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Wants to be like friends

Wants to be like friends

Description

These children have chosen to lie in the same position - to be like each other. Wanting to be like friends is a 5-year social/emotional milestone.

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More likely to agree with rules

Description

These children are playing a game with a "no peeking" rule that they all agree on. Being more likely to agree with rules is a 5-year social/emotional milestone.

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Likes to sing, dance, and act

Description

In this video, a child sings a song she made up. Enjoying singing, dancing, and acting is a  5-year social/emotional milestone.

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Is aware of gender

Description

These children are aware of their gender, a 5-year social/emotional milestone.

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Can tell what’s real and what’s make-believe

Description

This child knows what is real and what is make-believe. This ability is a 5-year social/emotional milestone.

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Plays mom and dad

Shows more independence (for example, may visit a next-door neighbor by himself [adult supervision is still needed])

Description

Showing more independence is a 5-year social/emotional milestone. This little girl is showing independence by serving herself at lunch.

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Is sometimes demanding and sometimes very cooperative

Is sometimes demanding and sometimes very cooperative

Is sometimes demanding and sometimes very cooperative

Description

Being sometimes demanding and sometimes very cooperative is a 5-year social/emotional milestone. In image 1 of 2, this little girl is demanding her own way from her playmate. In image 2 of 2, the little girl is cooperating by raising her hand in class.

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Speaks very clearly

Description

The child in this video speaks very clearly, a 5-year language/communication milestone.

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Tells a simple story using full sentences

Description

This little girl uses full sentences when telling her story, a 5-year language/communication milestone.

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Uses future tense; for example, “Grandma will be here.”

Description

In this video, a little boy displays the 5-year language/communication milestone of using future tense.

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Counts 10 or more things

Description

This boy can count 10 or more things, a 5-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Can draw a person with at least 6 body parts

Can draw a person with at least 6 body parts

Description

The child in this photo has drawn a picture of a person with at least 6 body parts, a 5-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Can print some letters or numbers

Description

This child can print some letters and numbers, a 5-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Copies a triangle and other geometric shapes

Copies a triangle and other geometric shapes

Description

In this image a little girl is copying a triangle and other shapes, a 5-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Knows about things used every day, like money and food

Description

These children know about things used every day - like money. This is a 5-year cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Stands on one foot for 10 seconds or longer

Description

Standing on one foot for 10 seconds or longer, seen in this video, is a 5-year movement/physical development milestone.

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Hops; may be able to skip

Description

In this video, a little girl shows that she can skip, a 5-year movement/physical development milestone.

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Uses a fork and spoon and sometimes a table knife

Uses a fork and spoon and sometimes a table knife

Description

This little girl is cutting her strawberry with a table knife. Using a fork and spoon and sometimes a table knife is a 5-year movement/physical development milestone.

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Swings and climbs

Swings and climbs

Swings and climbs

Description

These two images show a boy pumping his legs back and forth on a swing. Swinging in this way and climbing are 5-year movement/physical development milestones.

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