67 to 69 months

 

01. Physical capabilities / milestones achieved

 

Hardly any new skills develop during the sixth year. But there is definite improvement in confidence in moving around. Your child is now at a level he can learn to dance, learn new sports and learn new skills like painting. Special skills like painting involve simple limb movements. But it take a higher level of refinement to achieve proficiency at painting. Your child has enough discipline and control to master said skills.

 

02. Psychological capabilities / milestones achieved

 

Your child develops hobbies. This may be influenced by you, his teachers and his friends. He has favorite activities of the day. He is capable of satisfactory self-care. He dresses and undresses himself confidently. He is capable of critically assessing his image and he tends to decide on his wardrobe.

 

Your child looks to the future and makes careers choices. He needs your help to guide him to success.

 

Your child is emotionally mature to give reasons for being friends with a particular kid and for not being so. While his reasoning still may be self-centered, he is capable of expressing his feelings. He compares individuals to role models in his life and makes presumptions about them. He had favorite people in his life from a very young age. Now he can have role models. He tries to imitate them and his career choices may also be affected.

 

03. Specific ailments / medical conditions to look out for

 

Your child plays outside in the playground, mud, sand etc. So he is at risk of developing infections. He will mostly complain about discomforts he has.

 

04. See your doctor if you see these symptoms

 

You should register with your family physician. If you don’t have one, it is good to see a doctor so continued care.

 

05. Average weight and height

 

Refer to the child weight chart provided by the ministry of health before deciding whether your child is having the weight/height to match it’s age.

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