Presentation on theme: "PHYSICAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT FROM FOUR TO SIX By: Cassidy Pannell and Haylee Hazel."— Presentation transcript:
PHYSICAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT FROM FOUR TO SIX By: Cassidy Pannell and Haylee Hazel
HEIGHT AND WEIGHT Average yearly increase in height is 2 ½ to 3 inches Most children gain about 4 to 5 pounds from ages four to six Boys are often slightly taller and heavier than girls
PROPORTION AND POSTURE Body becomes straighter and slimmer Shoulders widen and are held more erect Neck becomes longer and legs lengthen rapidly Balance and coordination improve
TEETH Begin to lose their primary teeth at age 5 The six-year old molars are the first permanent teeth Primary teeth are lost in the same order they came in
MOTOR SKILLS 4 years- learn to lace shoes, dresses and undresses their self, throws overhand with body control, gallops and hops, jumps forward as well as in place. 5 years- Ties shoelaces, draws recognizable person, skillfully picks up small items, stands and balances on tiptoe for short period and skips, alternating feet, buttons, snaps and zips their clothing. 6 years- builds block towers to shoulder height, cuts pastes molds and colors skillfully, writes entire words, throws and catches ball with more ease and accuracy, rides a bicycle.