Child Development Milestones for 6 Year Olds - Social


The following are the child development milestones for a 6 Year Old focusing on Social 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 Social skills to a 6 Year Old child, the associated Social 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.


  • Friendships are unstable; can be unkind to peers
  • Needs to win and may change rules to suit herself
  • May be hurt by criticism, blame, or punishment
  • Starts to show more interest in adults and peers outside of the family
  • Will tell you what he or she is going to do
  • Cleans his or her room, including making the bed
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Physical Therapist



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Behavioral and Parent Training


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