Age 5

Age 5By Cynthia Muhar, Milwaukee County Family Living Educator

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:


  1. American Academy of Pediatrics. (2013). Developmental Milestones Ages 4-5 Years:
  2. University of Michigan. (2013). Developmental Milestones:
  3. Center for Disease Control. (2014). Important Milestones: Your Child at Five Years:
  4. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire-3 Childhood Developmental Screening Tool. (2010). Brookes Publishing.