Follows two-step directions. for example, if you say to your child, "go to the kitchen and get me a trash bag," he will be able to remember and fulfill that direction.
A Cognitive milestone for the 5-7 years age range.
TIP: Giving your child responsibility within the home is an ideal way to develop ability with multi-step directions. Your child will feel important for contributing and proud of being able to complete all parts of the direction. If your child does not understand two-part directions with prepositions, you should discuss this with your pediatrician.
Source: How Kids Develop
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