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Milestones for 10-Year-Olds

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Topic Overview

Children usually progress in a natural, predictable sequence from one developmental milestone to the next. But each child grows and gains skills at his or her own pace. Some children may be advanced in one area, such as language, but behind in another, such as sensory and motor development.

Milestones usually are grouped into five major areas: physical growth, cognitive development, emotional and social development, language development, and sensory and motor development.

Physical growth and development

Your child grows at his or her own pace, and healthy growth is different for every child. Your child's natural growth rate may be slower or faster than the example below.

Most children by age 10:

Thinking and reasoning (cognitive development)

Most children by age 10:

Emotional and social development

Most children by age 10:

Language development

Most children by age 10:

Sensory and motor development

Most children by age 10:


Credits for Milestones for 10-Year-Olds

Current as of: September 20, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Thomas M. Bailey MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Susan C. Kim MD - Pediatrics


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