School Age ChildSchool Age ChildSchool Age ChildSEnglishNASchool age child (5-8 years)NANANACaregivers Adult (19+)NALanding PageLearning Hub<p>Starting school is a landmark in a young child's life. Learn about the typical physical, emotional and communication milestones for school-age children and how to handle issues such as bullying, bladder control and sleep problems.</p><p>Starting school is a landmark in a young child's life. Learn about the typical physical, emotional and communication milestones for school-age children and how to handle issues such as bullying, bladder control and sleep problems.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Overview</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find out how you can support your school-age child's independence, communication and motor skills.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=502&language=English">Attachment</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=732&language=English">Speech and language milestones</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Milestones<br></h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about the standard physical, social and cognitive (information processing) skills for a typical school-age child.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=711&language=English">Cognitive development in school-age children</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=712&language=English">Physical development in school-age children</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=713&language=English">Social and emotional development in school-age children</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Caring for your school-age child</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Discover how to manage issues such as bullying, discipline, sleep and speech problems and immunizations.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=303&language=English">Bullying</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=714&language=English">Disciplining your child</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1986&language=English">Immunizations</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=306&language=English">Sleeping problems</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=298&language=English">Speech problems</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Common health issues</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Read how to identify and respond to issues such as skin infections, poor bladder control and suspected ADHD or autism spectrum disorder.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=21&language=English">Autism spectrum disorder</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=16&language=English">Bed-wetting (nocturnal enuresis)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=47&language=English">Biofeedback to help your child's bladder control problems</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=49&language=English">Bladder retraining</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=28&language=English">Molluscum contagiosum</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Learning and education</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find out how you can support your child's learning and set fair rules for behaviour and homework.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=653&language=English">Learning disabilities at school: An introduction</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=722&language=English">Mathematics milestones</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=720&language=English">Phonological awareness: What sounds your child can recognize at different ages</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=651&language=English">Reading and writing milestones</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Ages_stages_school-age.jpgYourSchoolagechildhttps://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Logo_chelsea.png<span class="recognition-text">Production and maintenance of these articles were made possible in part by an educational grant provided by the <a href="/Sponsors#chelsea">Chelsea Hotel</a>. 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