Characteristics of Five-Year Olds
What are five-year olds like?
- Can hop, skip, gallop, throw and kick.
- Writes names and copies simple shapes.
- Handedness is established.
- Draws recognizable figures, cuts, sews.
- Ties shoes, combs hair and cares for self.
- Conforms to group and folows rules.
- Imaginative play is more elaborate.
- Is eager to please adults.
- Wants to give and receive affection.
- Gets angry when he or she "can't do".
- Communication well. Uses correct tense and speech patterns.
- Can tell full name, address, phone number and birthday.
- Can follow simple directions.
- Can retell story in sequence.
- Can identify letters and sounds.
- Can match numerals and sets (1-10).
- Knows prepositions; opposites.
- Has a much longer attention span.
- Beggining to recognize some shapes, letters, and numerals.
- Attention span is increasing.