School age milestone

  • 6 years old

    6 years old
    Physical: improved in locomotor skills
    such as running, skipping, etc.
    Emotional: loves to show off their talents
    Intellectual: begin to understand cause and effect relationships
    Cognitive: can count up to 10
  • 7 years old

    7 years old
    Physical: shows improved skills at simple chores
    Emotional: starts to use self-calming strategies
    Intellectual: name characters, settings, problems and solutions in books or shows
    Cognitive: solve word problems
  • 8 years old

    8 years old
    Physical: lose baby teeth
    Emotional: likely to follow rules they create
    Intellectual: draw a picture with 16 features
    Cognitive: know how to count by 2s, 5s, etc.
  • 9 years old

    9 years old
    Physical: lose more of their teeth
    Emotional: have caring and solid relationships
    Intellectual: can read and understand longer sentences up to 12 words
    Cognitive: likes organization and planning
  • 10 years old

    10 years old
    Physical: demonstrates improved agility, speed, coordination, and balance
    Emotional: admired and imitates older youth
    Intellectual: learning to use good judgment
    Cognitive: can often spend long periods of time working on activities they enjoy
  • 11 years old

    11 years old
    Physical: shows signs of puberty
    Emotional: starts to resist physical affection
    Intellectual: understands that thoughts are private
    Cognitive: there are often changes of interests
  • 12 years old

    12 years old
    Physical: goes through a growth spurt
    Emotional: starts to show a rebellious streak
    Intellectual: starts to understand cause-and-effect sequences
    Cognitive: understands and applies logic to situations and problems