Child Development Milestones for 6 Year Olds - Locomotion


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



Locomotion


  • Often appears less coordinated than at 5 years b/c they are constantly on the go
  • Able to learn to ride a bicycle
  • Can move in time with music or a beat
  • Very interested in climbing and balancing
  • Will attempt activities that exceed their capabilities
  • Learns to skip with rope
  • Will tie shoelaces without help
  • Hand and eye coordination becomes very improved
  • Will be more in control of his or her body
  • May start to loose baby teeth as permanent teeth start emerging
  • They are usually worn out from a day of play and learning and they go to bed easier. However, many children in this age group do not like being awakened in the morning and may be fussy
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