Being 5 and 6

Helpful info for Families and Teachers


The NAEYC for Families website offers information on several topics of interest to parents of young children. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children. This link shares helpful tips for building social and emotional skills with children at home.

These articles provide helpful overviews of a 5 year old child and 6 year old child’s development- with links to more details in each category (physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development).


This article from Scholastic shares the value of continuing the tradition of reading every night with your child- even after they have made the transition to “big kid school”!

The what-to-do’s when reading at home!


Great insight into the importance of PLAY- from NAEYC and the American Academy of Pediatrics!

Types of play and reasons why children need free play make bonds with others.

Tying Shoes:

Knowing how to tie your shoes gives children more independence at home and in the classroom- here is a video that shares a fun, easy way to learn to tie your shoes! Practice still makes perfect!