My son just turned 5 and will be starting kindergarten in August 2021. He has an incredibly short attention span. For example, he rarely sits still to have a whole book read to him, if he’s watching YouTube he will constantly switch between videos only watching two minutes of each at a time, if he is doing a learning activity he will hold his attention for five minutes max. I’m wondering how much of this is typical five year old boy behavior and where the threshold is for having him evaluated. He is constantly moving. He jumps will watching tv, he fidgets while doing learning activities.
I did talk to our pediatrician who was supportive of having him evaluated to see if he could benefit from some early intervention before kindergarten starts. I’m just second guessing everything now.
From a learning standpoint he didn’t sing his abcs until about 6 months ago. He started counting to 10 shortly after turning 4 but can now count (mostly by himself) to 100. He recognizes 13 uppercase letters and 8 lowercase. If you tell him a letter sound he can tell you the letter for about 5 letters.
My older son has always been “ahead” and knew how to harness his energy so this is different for us.