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Dr. Lise Eliot
Early Brain Development Expert
VTech Expert Panel Member
Six is a big turning point, when children can absorb more formal teaching and begin to comfortably read simple books or passages. While the greater demands of school can be a big change, most six-year-olds are optimistic about learning and enjoy the routine of school days.
Here are some typical milestones you may see in your six-year-old:
Language & Cognitive
  • Pays attention for 15 minutes at a time
  • Expands vocabulary rapidly
  • Speaks clearly but may still have trouble with sounds like “r” and “th”
  • Reads short books or paragraphs silently or aloud
  • Counts to 200 and backward from 20
  • Understands “odd” versus “even” numbers
  • Understands the difference between addition and subtraction
  • Begins to read music with instruction
  • Memorizes lines for short plays or lyrics for songs
  • Distinguishes left from right, but may reverse “b” and “d” in printing
Physical & Motor
  • Bounces a ball 4-6 times
  • Rides a bicycle without training wheels
  • Ties shoelaces
  • Learns some specific sports skills like batting or hitting a tennis ball
  • Enjoys competitive games
  • Dances in time to a beat or rhythm and remembers simple movement routines
Social & Emotional
  • Enjoys being with peers though conflicts may remain frequent
  • Prefers same-gender playmates
  • Views things as right or wrong with little middle ground
  • Sensitive to criticism and may have difficulty admitting a mistake
  • Understands opposite opinions