Little H is almost 5 & a half (I still can’t believe it!) and is always saying “when I’m 6 will I be able to…?”. It gets me thinking about how much she’s achieved over the last year.
She’s been at school for over a year now and is great at reading by herself which is a fantastic achievement for any child. School has also made her really independent and much more confident.
We signed Little H up for gymnastics at the start of this year and she has just done her second graded badge.
There’s plenty more that I won’t bang on about, but it makes us wonder about all the things that she’ll accomplish over the next year.
Between us we’ve come up with a list of things to do before you turn 6…
Ride a bike without stabilisers
We attempted this a few months ago. It did not go well. But we’re going to buy her a new bike (without stablisers) for Christmas and we WILL master it by the time she’s 6!
Swim without armbands
This is something we haven’t really attempted yet. Little H goes swimming with my Dad quite often but has never had any proper swimming lessons. I’m looking for some lessons for her to start in the new year so I’m sure she will manage this one before she turns 6.
Tell the time
Little H got a watch for her birthday and has started trying to tell the time. Mostly she can get the o’clocks but anything else is just a pure guess at the moment. They’re now learning this at school so I think she’ll be able to do it soon.
Tie your shoelaces
I tried to explain this once and it gave me a headache. We’re going to have to get her doing this soon though – I can’t have a 6-year-old who can only wear velcro shoes!
Do a cartwheel
This is Little H’s personal entry into our list. At the moment she wants nothing more from life than to be able to do a cartwheel like the big girls at gymnastics. I’m no help whatsoever but hopefully with help from her gymnastics teacher and lots of practice she’ll get there.
What would you put on a list for your child?