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Developmental Milestones


Updated July 23, 2007

A photo of a child getting his shoes tied for him, a developmental milestone that most kids should reach once they are about five years old.
A Child Getting His Shoes Tied

A Child Getting His Shoes Tied

Photo (c) Steve Rabin
Although in this day of Velcro shoes and Crocs, it may seem like your child may never need to learn how to tie his own shoes, most kids learn by about age five years.


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The Denver Developmental Assessment (Denver II)

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