After the joyful, energetic fives, the moodiness of a six-year-old can be difficult for parents. Very changeable, the six-year-old goes from anger to hilarity in a matter of minutes. His or her best friend this week will be his or her worst enemy the next.
Although still very active, the six-year-old is beginning to settle down to a steadier manner of learning. With the development of fine motor skills, this child can be found with a scissors and markers, creating masterpieces frequently. Children this age are very curious and learn best by actively interacting with materials and people.
During the sixth year of life a child typically:
- Thinks logically and has reasoning skills
- Understands concept of cause and effect
- May suddenly become moody
- Frequently has interchanging best friends and enemies
- Exhibits bossy behavior
- Demonstrates competitive behavior
- May not take criticism well
- Learns well through active involvement
- Continues to develop fine motor skills