Milestones: Ages 4 and up

Developmental milestones can be divided into language milestones, cognitive (thinking and reasoning), emotional and social, and motor – sensory development, and of course, physical development.  With regards to cognitive, language and emotional/social, children develop more complex sentence structure, grammar, understanding of concepts, empathy, and all other aspects of personal development become more sophisticated as the grades progress.   See the following links for a year by year description of how children at this age develop.

Myhealth.alberta/developmental milestones

How you can nurture:

Canadian Paediatric Society/Caring for Kids

More on what to expect, and what you can do along the way:

ASHA.org/Speech and Language Development/Kg to Fifth grade

And about building reading, writing, listening and talking skills:

ASHA.org./upload/Build your Child’s Skills Kindergarten to Second Grade.pdf