Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

June 18, 2016

C&FD Developmental Milestones for a 5-Year-Old


When I am 5 years old, I can…

  •     share and take turns with others
  •     talk in 4-5 word phrases with mostly correct grammar
  •     pronounce /sh,ch/ clearly
  •     name many common objects and grow my vocabulary
  •     use many nouns and verbs, including past tense
  •     answer wh- questions (who, what, why?)
  •     ask questions to get more information
  •     use comparison words
  •     use some opposite words, like ‚Äúhot/cold‚Äù, ‚Äúwet/dry‚Äù
  •     name and identify primary and favorite colors
  •     name and identify positions, like ‚Äúfirst‚Äù and ‚Äúsecond‚Äù
  •     name and identify some numbers
  •     name some letters in my name
  •     tell my personal information, like name, age, city, phone number
  •     tell a short sequential story
  •     understand rhyming words
  •     understand ‚Äúsame‚Äù and ‚Äúdifferent‚Äù
  •     follow 3- part unrelated directions
  •     recall and repeat short sentences
  •     recall 4-5 numbers
  •     stand on 1 foot for 5 seconds without losing my balance
  •     tiptoe for 10-15 feet
  •     hop forward on 1 foot for 4-6 feet
  •     skip with alternating feet
  •     throw a ball overhand easily
  •     catch a large ball with both hands easily
  •     throw a small ball overhand
  •     use both my hands to hold things and to play
  •     trace a line with a pencil
  •     draw a line across paper
  •     draw a person with several body parts
  •     cut in a straight line with children‚Äôs scissors
  •     copy simple shapes and designs
  •     copy the letters in my name and most others
  •     dress and undress myself mostly independently, including buttons and zippers

Call the office at 704-541-9080 to schedule a free intake with a member of the pediatric therapy team. Services include Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy.

The developmental chart on the Child and Family Development website for information about milestones for children ages 0-6 years. 

Call the office at 704-541-9080 to schedule a free phone intake with a member of our pediatric therapy teams including:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

Learn more here.

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