Your 5 to 7 year old – with or without diabetes

  • Is busy
  • Explores
  • Wants to play and have fun
  • Wants to learn and achieve new skills
  • Can be impulsive
  • Is learning to get on with others at school and at home
  • Becomes more helpful, can help to tidy up toys, makes their bed with guidance
  • Can make simple foods like sandwiches
  • Copies you
  • Is learning to read
  • Feels more independent but still needs adult supervision. For example, does not understand danger such as being careful around boiling water
  • Is easily distracted by peers and environment