Development Features of 5-6 Years Old Child
Cognition Development:

1. able to arrange objects in correct order according to their length, height, width or size.

2. able to complete simple “maze” game.

3. able to describe the general content of a picture he/she watched.

4. able to name colors and shapes of daily objects.

5. able to retell the three parts of a story that he heard.

6. able to count 20 items and write numbers up to 20.

7. able to point out the sequence and place (such as first, second) of objects.

8. able to tell the difference between “half” and “one”.

9. starts to manage simple addition and subtraction.

10. able to recall five numbers he/she just heard or seen.

11. starts to understand calendar and time, able to tell the year, month, day and week.

Language Development:

1. starts to understand the difference between "yesterday", "today" and "tomorrow".

2. able to understands the words "inside/outside", "far/near", "bottom/surface", "in/out", "start/end", etc.

3. able to understand the content of stories.

4. able to describe a picture, and systematically retell things that happened recently.

5. able to communicate with family members or other children without any difficulty.

6. able to queue up for his/her turn when in conversation and stick to the topic.

7. able to use grammar and structure of language roughly as an adult does.

8. able to use words like “although”, “but”, “however”, etc. But will also make mistakes sometimes.

9. able to use different adjectives to describe a person or an object.

10. able to give brief description on the four seasons.

11. able to remember his/her own birthday and use proper words to express joy, anger, sadness, happiness and other emotions.

Physical Development:

1. able to use fingertips to run and make sharp turns

2. able to run fifty feet without being tired.

3. able to walk up and down stairs alone as adults

4. able to catch balls while walking, kick a rolling ball or use a racket to hit balls.

5. able to climb rope ladder, play on a swing on his/her own.

6. able to use a hammer to hit nails and put small beans in a jar.

7. able to lift objects of over 10 pounds.

8. able to tie the shoe laces and sharpen pencils.

9. able to use ruler to draw straight lines and use eraser to erase words on paper without tearing the paper.

10. able to draw rhombuses and triangles and stay within the boundary when coloring.

11. able to fold paper precisely into halves and then into quarters.

Emotion and Group Consciousness Development:

1. able to play cooperative games with three or five children, able to understand the principles of equity and obey the decisions of the group, and to explain the rules to other children.

2. able to participate in some board games such as chess.

3. able to choose his/her favorite playmates when playing with other children.

4. able to turn on/off TV and select his/her favorite programs.

5. able to eat with chopsticks.

6. able to go to the toilet on his/her own even in public places.

7. if trained, some children will be able to clean their hands on their own after toilet.

8. able to choose the suitable clothes when dressing.

9. able to brush his/her hair with a comb.

10. able to do simple housework, such as putting away dishes and chopsticks.

11. able to be careful when crossing the street.