Your child's physical development includes gross and fine manipulative skills. His gross manipulative
skills concerns his single limb action, most often of the arm for example throwing, catching and making sweeping arm actions.
His fine manipulative skills is the exact actions of his hands and fingers for example painting,
drawing, using a knife and fork, writing and doing up shoe laces.
His Gross Manipulative Skills
At 6 years old, he...
Is able to jump off from an equipment for a particular purpose with confidence
Can ride a two-wheeled bicycle usually with stabilisers at first
Hops easily with good balance
Is able to run and jump, kicks football up to 6m (9 feet) away.
His Fine Manipulative Skills
Can write his last name
Is able to build a tower of cubes that is almost straight
Is able to hold a pencil like an adult when writing
Can write a number of letters of similar arrangement according to size.
His Cognitive And Language Development
Cognitive is the development of his mind. The part of the brain that he uses for recognising,
reasoning, knowing and understanding.
His language development is the development of his communication
skills and the ability of him speaking intelligently.
Is able to distinguish the difference between reality and fantasy but most of the times he's
often frightened of supernatural characters in books or on the television
Begins to develop concepts of quantity such as length, weight, capacity, volume, time, area, measurement etc.
Begins to think in a co-ordinated way holding more than one point of view at a time
Alternates between wanting stories read to him and reading books himself
Can remember and repeat nursery rhymes and songs
Is able to pronounce greater number of sounds of his own language
Is able to express his ideas with ease and self-assurance
Draws people in detail
Talks fluently and with confidence.
His Emotional And Social Development
Compares himself with other children
Can hold a conversation, taking turns in speaking and listening
Chooses friends because of his interests and personality
Carries out simple tasks, such as tidying, peeling vegetables, and watering plants.
His Play Development
Behaves carelessly in company with his peers
Assigns roles to others in expanding upon pretend and role-play
Role plays characters in various states of affairs.
Best Way Of Promoting His Overall Development
Talk to him about the various activities he had done during the day
Provide him with an opportunity for physical play
Encourage him to write by providing him with examples of things written for different purposes like recipes, shopping lists etc.
Have time to play memory games with him
Create a supporting atmosphere during story time at home with plenty of talk about the story you are reading
Allow him to try out a new activity or sport like football or dancing.
Keeping Him Safe
Tell him never to accept anything from a stranger
Let him know to never cross a road without an adult