Age 5 Development – Game Skills
Play is voluntary participation in self-motivating activities often associated with pleasure and fun. Play is a very important activity for children in terms of developing age-appropriate skills and understanding their presence and position in the world.
Social skills are skills we use every day to interact and communicate with others. They also play an important role in aiding appropriate skill development across a wide age range.
- It can change the rules of the game as the event progresses.
- He begins to take turns talking and making deals.
- Plays with other children for common purposes.
- He usually prefers to play with other children rather than alone.
- Plays imaginative play (eg, plays in the corner of the house, dresses, cooks).
- Enjoys playing games with simple rules (e.g. hide and seek)
Possible Situations Encountered When It Doesn’t Progress
- He may have low self-esteem due to difficulties interacting with other children.
- Socialization may be difficult.
- Due to lack of understanding and attention, he may try to learn by imitating others.
- May have difficulty expressing wants, needs, thoughts and desires