How They Grow in Kindergarten
Where They Are
The average five-year-old is enthusiastic, helpful, and conforming. He:
Attempts only things he knows he can do.
Needs attention, affection, and praise.
Is energetic and fidgety.
Has a short attention span.
May show opposite extremes of behavior.
May become less well-behaved as the school year progresses.
Where They're Going
At five years old, your child is learning to understand
herself. You can help by encouraging her as she:
Develops a positive, realistic self-image.
Learns to respect herself.
Begins to understand her own uniqueness.
Gains awareness of her feelings.
Learns to express feelings.
Learns how to participate in groups.
Begins to learn from her mistakes.
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