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Your child is probably starting school and new friendships. Your child will have many things to share with you every day as he or she learns new things in school. It is important that your child gets enough sleep and healthy food during this time.
By age 6, most children are learning to use words to express themselves. They may still have typical preschool fears of monsters and large animals. Your child may enjoy playing with you and with friends. Boys most often play with other boys. And girls most often play with other girls.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Flu immunization is recommended once a year for all children ages 6 months and older. Make sure that your child gets all the recommended childhood vaccines, which help keep your child healthy and prevent the spread of disease.
Most children start first grade at age 6. This will be a big change for your child.
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: August 22, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Susan C. Kim MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & John Pope MD - Pediatrics
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