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6 Year Old Developmental Milestones

Your child might be...

  • Learning that some words have more than one meaning, understanding jokes and puns

  • Sounding out words that are unfamiliar to them 

  • Capable of focusing on a task for 15 minutes

  • Beginning to understand the concept of numbers

  • Capable of following a series of three or more commands

  • Developing a sense of body image


  • Take turns reading books and sound out difficult words together.

  • Get active! Try jump rope, bike riding, roller blading, or hopscotch.

  • Try saying tongue twisters together (Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers).

  • Work on simple addition and subtraction math problems. 

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