Growth (3-6 yr)
Your Child At 5 Years 4 Months
As a parent, you are always learning what is expected from your child and how to handle them. Nobody is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes along the way. Don’t feel bad or overwhelmed, learn the expected developmental milestones of your child. A 5 years and 4 month old-child is a school-aged kid who can have different developmental milestones than preschool toddlers. Here are some of the important milestones your child will be achieving. Have a look:
Weight and height
School-aged children either gain some weight or lose it eventually because of all the effort they exert for going to school, doing activities and playing. An average boy would have 42 to 45.1 pounds and a girl would have 39.9 to 44.6 pounds. The same way the boy would be 42.2 to 44.8 inches tall and the girl would be 41.3 to 44 inches tall.
A school-aged 5 years and 4 months old child will have refined skills like an adult. Physically, they will be able to gain a few pounds and height in inches. They will be able to walk, jump, and hop with proper balance. They are able to stand on their 1 foot too. Their vision reaches at 20/20 unless they have some eyesight issue.
Cognitively, they become aware of so many things around them. They can identify coins and money. They can draw different shapes and remember the colors. Children can speak very well now with almost 2000 words of vocabulary. They make friends and somehow knows their home address and name of their parents.
Child’s health & nutrition
At this age, your child will be able to eat on his own. They can eat with a spoon and/or fork as well. They eat almost everything at this age and most likely to know their dislikes.
• Parents should encourage their child to move and play as this is how they get to develop so many social skills.
• It is the perfect age when you teach your baby to help out in some domestic chores. Like you can engage them in setting the dinner table, teach them to put the clean clothes away, care for their books and toys. This will make them responsible.
• Participate in activities, like games, to know how they engage with rules and deal with others. Talk to them about their feelings while they are playing and get to know their interests.