Child Development Milestones for 6 Year Olds - Emotion


The following are the child development milestones for a 6 Year Old focusing on Emotion development. Our Child-Experts use these milestones for a 6 Year Old as a guideline for selecting all our educational toys, books and games. We have created the Head-to-Toe system - consisting of the seven developmental skills that every toy, book and game will help develop. From Imagination at the top of their heads to the locomotion skills at the tips of their toes. And every point in between.

Below are the Emotion skills to a 6 Year Old child, the associated Emotion developmental milestones and links to the age-appropriate educational toys.

Please keep in mind that all children develop at different speeds. If your child is not able to do all of these functions, do not be alarmed. These developmental milestones are a guideline. If you believe that your child is behind in learning and developing these skills please consult your pediatrician.


  • Wants it all; has difficulty making choices
  • Grows more independent, yet feels less secure
  • Craves affection from parents and teachers
  • Can be rigid, demanding, and unable to adapt
  • Is increasingly aware that others have may have different feelings
  • Eager for fresh experiences
  • Will show signs of separating from parents easier
  • Will start to show more interest in taking care of his or her self alone without help
  • May pack school bag, including making their own lunch
  • Will handle most bathroom needs on their own, such as going to the toilet, cleaning his or her self, etc.
  • Their mood swings are more stabilized as they settle into childhood and become comfortable with who they are
  • They can show protective tendencies toward pets, younger siblings, and even parents
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