Medicine & USMLE

5 Years

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Developmental Milestones
  1. 2 Months
  2. 4 Months
  3. 6 Months
  4. 9 Months
  5. 12 Months
  6. 18 Months
  7. 2 Years
  8. 3 Years
  9. 4 Years
  10. 5 Years

Summary

The 5 year developmental milestones refer to a set of abilities that most children can perform by 5 years of age. In terms of motor abilities, 5 year olds can skip, draw a triangle, tie their own shoelaces, and dress themselves. Finally, 5 year olds should be able to read short words.

Key Points

  • 5 years
    • Gross motor
      • Skips
      • Jumps rope
    • Fine motor
      • Draws a triangle
      • Can tie shoelaces
      • Can write some letters
      • Catches ball with 2 hands
    • Language
      • Speaks fluently
      • Counts 10 or more things
      • Sentences combining 5 words
    • Social/cognitive
      • Dresses self
        • Uses buttons and zippers
        • Plays dress up
        • Can bath independently
      • Reads
      • Understands directions (left/right)