Five Great Skills My Five-year-old Learned

My princess is turning six this week. It’s been a joy to watch her grow and change. As we raise her, we are striving diligently to cultivate growth in a variety of areas including spiritual, physical, emotional, academic, domestic/future-homemaking, athletic, family relationship, social, and presentation. I’ve selected five of my favorite skills she’s achieved to highlight.

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As you read, I  hope you will take a moment and celebrate your own child’s milestones from this year – whatever they may be. Not every five-turning-six-year-old needs to hit the same milestones. God has created all of our children wonderfully unique with different strengths and talents. Let’s not compare our children to each other. Instead, let’s use those natural giftings to develop well-rounded children who bring glory to Jesus.

Grace’s Top Five skills:

Skill #1 (Academic) Reading

What a life skill! It has literally opened up a whole new world. She uses the skill to memorize Bible verses on her own, and she has even read some of God’s Word by herself. Being more able to entertain herself is a nice bonus.

Skill #2 (Future-homemaking) Mopping floor

This chore has helped her make real contributions to our family. She actually enjoys the work  and the praise she gets from a job well done.

Skill #3 (Athletic) Swimming skills

While this is her second season on swim team, she made huge strides in becoming competitive this year. Not only is confident swimming a life-survival skill, it opens up the door to tons of fun!


Skill #4 (Family) Entertaining baby

Grace has become quite the little Mama’s helper. She entertains the baby, feeds him, and performs various other helper tasks. My heart is touched by the way she is learning to care for others.


Skill #5 (Presentation) Presenting herself through recitals

Through participating in piano and ice skating recitals this year, Grace has learned how to properly present herself to others and gained appropriate self-confidence.

What skills are you celebrating today? Please share in the comments.

Link parties I love:  Literacy Musing MondayMom 2 Mom, Mama  MomentsManic Mondays,Life of Faith,  Raising Homemakers, Titus 2sdaysMissional Women,  Wise Woman, Tell It To Me Tuesdays, Works for me Wednesdays, Coffee and Conversation,Hearts for HomeMom’s Library, The Mommy Club, and Grace and Truth.

About Forever Joyful

I am a devoted wife, mother of three great kids and, most importantly, a follower of Jesus Christ. I love long summer days, photography and stealing quiet moments for writing.
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5 Responses to Five Great Skills My Five-year-old Learned

  1. Steph says:

    This is a great way to take stock on the year. It’s amazing how many things grow and change for our little ones in a year’s time. If we don’t consciously stop and think back, it’s so easy to take for granted these new skills that just seem to become part of the day-to-day. This is a great way to remember and celebrate them!


  2. Phyllis says:

    I love this list!! What a great idea.


  3. Heaven says:

    I am very impressed. What a wonderful daughter you have! You are rightfully proud. 🙂 Stopping by from Mom2Mom

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  5. Ariëlla says:

    You have a beautiful daughter. I love the way you are writing about her in this post. I think … you are a sweet mama! Self-confidence is so important for a child. And for us.


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