American School Counselor Association
five-year-old on track? Below are some general development milestones
to help you understand your child's progress over the school year.
Keep in mind that every child is different and may not fit perfectly
into this framework.
The average five-year-old is good, helpful, and conforming. He:
only things he knows he can do.
attention, affection, and praise.
energetic and fidgety.
short attention span.
opposite extremes of behavior.
become less well-behaved as the school year progresses.
School isn't just academics: Your child's teachers are also helping
her grow socially.
At five-years-old, your child is learning to
understand herself. You can help by encouraging her as she:
a positive, realistic self-image.
understand her own uniqueness.
awareness of her feelings.
how to participate in groups.
Begins to learn from her mistakes.