Fine and Gross Motor Developmental Milestones – Ages 4 and 5
This fine and gross motor development milestone poster/sheet for 4 and 5 year old children outlines tips for home and causes for concern.
Designed by Occupational Therapists this resource promotes awareness of early motor developmental milestones. The sheet outlines: What children be able to do with their body. Tips
Foundation year Language, Literacy & Motor Developmental Milestones
A booklet that provides an overview of language, literacy and motor milestones for children in the foundation year (5 and 6 year olds). Tips for home and causes for concern are also outlined. The booklet can be photocopied back to back and then folded in half to provide a compact reference.
Life at Five! The five year old is characterised by energy and imagination. They are creative problem-solvers who are very interested in how the world
Developing Cutting Skills Milestones – Ages 3 – 6
A milestone sheet which identifies age based norms for developing cutting skills in children aged 3 to 6 years.
Over a period of several years, children progress through several steps when learning to cut with scissors. Step 1 – Children learn to hold scissors
Ages and Stages of Literacy Development – Ages 3 – 12
A fact sheet which identifies age related milestones for literacy development in children from 3 years of age. Included are decoding and spelling skill checklists for Stage 1 (or Year 1) through to Stage 5 (or Year 5).
Many parents wonder if their child’s reading skills are developing at the normal rate. While there are individual differences, there is a general progression of
Speech and Language Development Milestones Posters and Sheets – 5 years old
This milestone poster/sheet details the speech and language developmental milestones for 5 year olds.
Designed by speech and language pathologists, the speech and language milestone sheets provide an list of typical milestones that should be attained by specific ages. In the event that a child is not demonstrating what is expected for their age, it is recommended that a speech pathologist is consulted. The sheets also include specific causes for concern and suggestions for parents within the home.
While PLD no longer offers a clinic, the following download may be useful when seeking specific information from the school or the early childhood service for the speech pathologist: Observations of a student to accompany a referral to a SP.
Other related milestone sheets and videos have been listed below:
4 years of age:
5 years of age:
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A home or school picture book program for 5 year old students.
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Developing vocabulary and the ability to speak in sentences.
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