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Your Child at 6-10 Years

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Every child — including yours — grows, learns and develops in a unique way. When a child’s development doesn’t follow the typical path, families have many resources available to get support — and get it early, which is the best time.

Creative Arts

The world is their canvas, and every day brings a new masterpiece.

At this age, your child isn't just playing around - they're living in their own rich, imaginative worlds. Whether it's staging an impromptu play or sketching scenes from their favorite stories, their creativity knows no bounds.

As your child grows, so does their artistic ability. They're now drawing more complex figures and starting to understands the concept of storytelling. Their appreciation for different colors, patterns, and textures is growing, and they're eager to experiment with different kinds of art materials. Music plays a more significant role in their life, with many children this age singing songs or showing interest in learning an instrument. Their movement becomes more coordinated, allowing them to dance and play more dramatically. At this age, Creativity isn't just an activity - it's way of understanding and interacting with the world.

Ideas to Learn and Play Together!

From morning routines to evening activities, your child continues to develop. Explore these ideas for enhancing their skills and strengthening family bonds. Remember, all children progress at their own pace and in unique ways. For more information about the skills and milestones for your child's age, checkout our developmental milestones resources page. If you continue to have concerns or questions, please give us a call at 1-800-299-1627.

  • Nature's Palette

    Take a walk outside with your child and collect natural items like leaves, flowers, twigs and pebbles. Bring everything back home and create a nature-inspired art piece. Your child can glue the items onto a large piece of paper or cardboard, arranging them to create landscapes, abstract designs or a collage. This activity encourages observation skills and creativity, while also encouraging a deeper appreciation for the natural world.

  • Storybook Creators

    Encourage your child to write and illustrate their own short story. They can start by brainstorming ideas for a simple plot and characters, then sketch and color illustrations on paper. Help them bind the pages together to create their very own storybook. This activity taps into their artistic skills and helps in understanding narrative structure and storytelling.