Continue to offer a balanced diet including at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables. A serving size is one piece of fruit or ½ cup of vegetables. Six year olds need about eleven hours of sleep a night. Help your child have a good attitude toward school by showing interest in what they are learning. Help them organize a consistent place to complete homework and turn the TV off. Encourage playing outside to let off steam. Teach your child what to do in fire and have practice fire drills.

Most Six Year Olds will be able to:

  • Skip on both feet
  • Catch a small bouncing ball with one hand
  • Repeat at least four numbers in a proper sequence
  • Draw a person with six parts
  • Print own name and write numbers to 10
  • Know left from right