5-year-olds demonstrate physical agility. They can swing and climb, and possibly even do somersaults. They show independence as they learn to dress and undress themselves, and know how to negotiate or compromise to resolve a conflict.
At this age, children learn to form friendships and want to be liked and pleased by their peers. They engage in meaningful conversations, and are able to tell or retell their own stories.
They also become enthusiastic problem solvers and will ask analytical questions to find out how things work.