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The Guide to Ages 6-7

The Guide to Ages 6-7

Take a peek at some of the major achievements of this age, and get a more in-depth view of the many things that children this age are learning!


Use this guide to explore the development of your 6-7 year old. Plus, check out the books and resources below that support the development of your 6- to 7-year-old.

Developmental Checklist and Milestones

Take a peek at the tremendous number of changes that 6- to 7-year-old children go through.
Children in this age group undergo the most dramatic changes in their development. Learn more.
Most children become true readers during this age range. Here’s how you can foster that development.
This is a time of rapid vocabulary expansion. Read more about your 6- to 7-year-old’s language explosion.
Learn how to support your developing reader during this exciting learning period.
What is inferencing and why is it so important to your 6- to 7-year-old’s academic development? Learn more.
Children in this age group tend to show a decline in creative thinking. Learn why, and what you can do to encourage creativity.

Activities that Support Developmental Growth

Use these animal-themed activities to ignite your child’s passion, nurture a weak area, or foster the advancement of a strength.
Find just right activities to increase perspective taking, literacy skills, and emotional development in your 6- to 7-year-old
Forget logic for a second and use these activities that build creative thinking skills in your 6- to 7-year-old.
While creativity is key, children in this age group also need to learn important research skills for non-fiction writing. Try these activities.
These math activities for 6- to 7-year-olds support academic development while also maintaining the playful attitude this age group is known for.
Does your child dream of finding buried treasure or exploring the globe? Try these activities to build his map reading skills.
Looking for some high-tech activities for your child? Try these robot-inspired activities for 6-7 year olds.
If your 6- to 7-year-old is looking for a challenge, try these advanced books and activities.
Try these activities if your child is struggling with learning how to read.

Best Book Recommendations for this Age Group

Overwhelmed by endless amount of books and learning resources for your children? Follow this guide.
Use the book and author suggestions below to match the reading level and interests of your child.
Try these stories that integrate math to enhance thinking and learning on so many fronts!
Is your child obsessed with pirates? Try these books...or you’ll walk the plank!
If your child is already obsessed with robots, try these books to extend the learning.
Try these books to your 6- to 7-year-old to strengthen her understanding of idioms and build basic vocabulary.
Can your 6- to 7-year-old child guess what’s going to happen next in these stories?

Find Just-Right Books