Ready for School

Children at this age can talk with others, answer "How many?" and tell the
difference between shapes, toys, and pictures on cards.
They can tell you their birthday, name feelings, dress themselves, march in time to
music and tell the difference between real and make-believe.

Activities your child may be doing:

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Click here to print Developmental Milestone Check List 5 years. Share the list with your child’s health care professional, teacher, or save it for your own records.

Each activity your child is doing is typical of their age.

If your child isn’t doing all of the activities, it doesn’t mean anything is wrong. Children can vary by as much as six months in some of the things that they are able to do. If you do have questions about your child’s development, you can call the CONNECT Helpline, a program of the State of Pennsylvania.

CONNECT Helpline 1-800-692-7288

The child specialists on the CONNECT Helpline are there to answer questions and provide information about child development for families of children ages birth to age five.

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