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Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC): When I am 5 Years Old

MN WIC Program

Printable Version: C&TC When I am 5 Years Old (PDF: 278B/1 page)


I should go to my doctor for a Child and Teen Checkup when I am 5 years old to see if I am growing and healthy. I should also go to the dentist to protect my smile now and in the future.

Schedule an appointment for Early Childhood Screening .


  • I CAN...
  • Skip, stand on one foot and catch a bounced ball
  • Tell a simple story using full sentences
  • Wash my hands without help
  • Play organized games and follow 3-step directions
  • Copy drawing shapes; draw a person with 6-8 body parts
  • Count to 10, know 4 colors and know my age
  • Cut with a child-safe scissors
  • Predict what might happen next in books when you read with me

  • YOU CAN...

  • Offer me 3 small meals a day plus healthy snacks; my appetite will vary from day to day
  • Buy fruits and vegetables for snacks instead of chips, cake, cookies, candy or pop
  • Be a positive role model - eat a variety of healthy foods
  • Eat with me at mealtime - turn off the TV and talk with me
  • Give me water instead of pop, juice or sweetened drinks
  • Eat meals and snacks at about the same time every day
  • Let me help you grocery shop, prepare meals and clean up
  • Teach me where foods come from and how they are grown
  • Clean my teeth twice a day using a small, soft toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of toothpaste (make sure I spit it out)

  • TO KEEP ME SAFE & HEALTHY...
  • Limit my time watching TV , movies, playing video games or using the computer to 1 hour per day

  • Involve me in family chores such as raking leaves or walking the dog
  • Play outside with me (take me for walks/bike rides)
  • Talk to me about things I do and see
  • Offer hugs and praise to reward me; don't use food as reward or punishment
  • Read with me every day
  • Give me opportunities to play with other children
  • Be consistent with what I can and cannot do
  • Let me make meaningful choices every day
  • Supervise me at all times in playgrounds/malls
  • Pay attention to me when I am talking
  • Teach me how to deal with strangers
  • Teach me about street, bicycle/tricycle safety and rinding in a car safely
  • Have home fire drills and check smoke detectors

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