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As your child moves through the school years, you will see changes that may mystify or delight you. At times you may wonder, "Is my child normal?" and so may she. While each child develops at his or her own pace there are some milestones to be reached as they march from elementary school to the upper grades. The following grade-by-grade guide highlights some of the behaviors and learning opportunities that your child may experience.
Keep in mind that children develop at very different rates, may not partake in all behaviors commonly associated with an age group, and that the age of children within a grade level can be quite varied. (For example, while some children start Kindergarten at 4, others are almost 6.). Any or all of these factors can result in a very different child, says Christy Corbin, Ph.D., Associate Director, Undergraduate Early Childhood Education at the University of Maryland.
The Grade-to-Grade Guide includes:
Dr. Corbin is just one of a number of educators on the advisory board of LHJ.com who helped with this effort. We would like to thank them and the other consultants who helped the editors at LHJ.com.The LHJ.com Advisory Board
The following educators provided their expertise to the editors of LHJ.com in the development of the grade-by-grade guide.