Age 5 Development – Self Care Skills
Self-Care skills are daily tasks done in order to be ready to perform the actions that will be needed in life (daily dressing, eating, cleaning teeth and other actions). Often these are referred to as activities of daily living. While these actions are mostly supported by their parents in young children, their children are expected to become independent in this regard as they get older.
Organization is about the ability to determine what actions you should take, when and how. Part of organization is understanding the necessities of action. Organization is an important skill required to perform daily routines, complete self-care acts and academic tasks.
- He uses wipes to clean his face and hands.
- He gets the habit of sleeping at night.
- It picks up and removes objects on its own.
- Builds friendships.
- Expresses his feelings.
- It obeys the rules.
- Knows where familiar objects are.
- It takes care of the need for a sink on its own.
- Chooses clothes suitable for the weather.
- He puts on his own clothes.
- It feeds on itself without difficulty.
- Learns to wait in line.
- Fix games with groups of 4 or 5 kids.
- Recognizes different garment patterns, seams and labels
Possible Situations Encountered When It Doesn’t Progress
- May have difficulty in socialization.
- May experience delays in game skills.
- Due to lack of understanding and attention, he may try to learn by imitating others.
- May have difficulty following directions at home or daycare.
- May have difficulty expressing their wants, needs, thoughts and desires.
- May have difficulty sitting still.
- May have trouble consuming foods with different ingredients (e.g. being picky about food)