Child Development Milestones for 5 Year Olds - Locomotion


The following are the child development milestones for a 5 Year Old focusing on Locomotion development. Our Child-Experts use these milestones for a 5 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 Locomotion skills to a 5 Year Old child, the associated Locomotion 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.


  • Weight: 31-57 pounds
  • Height: 39-48 inches
  • Requires approximately 1,700 calories daily
  • Sleeps 10-11 hours at night
  • May begin to loose baby teeth
  • Able to dress self with little assistance
  • Able to skip
  • Can throw a ball overhead and catch bounced balls
  • Can climb with confidence and jump rope
  • Can jump for distances of over 2 feet
  • Can do simple gymnastics
  • Rides a tricycle skillfully; may show interest in riding a bicycle with training wheels
  • Can balance on either foot for 5-10 seconds
  • Jumps over low objects
  • Can run, gallop, and tumble
  • Can skip and run on tiptoe
  • Interested in performing tricks like standing on head, performing dance steps
  • Capable of learning complex body coordination skills like swimming, ice or roller skating, and riding bicycles
  • Developing increased coordination
  • Can climb up and down stairs without using handrail
  • Likes to test muscular strength and motor skills, but is not emotionally ready for competition
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