Developmental milestones are skills that appear in a certain order for all children. For instance, at age 5, watch for a child’s ability to express feelings, have friendships, or use scissors to cut out shapes. How can adults support development at this age?
Read the fact sheet:
- American Academy of Pediatrics. (2013). Developmental Milestones Ages 4-5 Years: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/preschool/Pages/Developmental-Milestones-4-to-5-Year-Olds.aspx
- University of Michigan. (2013). Developmental Milestones: http://www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/devmile.htm
- Center for Disease Control. (2014). Important Milestones: Your Child at Five Years: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/milestones-5yr.html
- The Ages and Stages Questionnaire-3 Childhood Developmental Screening Tool. (2010). Brookes Publishing.