Middle Childhood

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Middle Childhood

Milestones:---Focus on pleasing others (Feldman, 2012, p. 328).--- Become sensitive to imortance of having and keeping friends (Feldman, 2012, p. 333).---Tend to avoid the opposite sex (Feldman, 2012, p. 337).--- Rules are relied upon for detecting right and wrong (DMC, 2007).--- Plays more board games andless fantasy games (DMC, 2007).Facts:*** 12-14% stay home alone (Feldman, 2012, p. 334).*** Begin thinking abut the future (CDC, 2014).*** Show independence from adults in charge (CDC, 2014).*** Children begin to spend more time in groups than alone with parents (Eccles, 1999).*** Peer pressure begins to be experienced (CDC, 2014).

Headline 1Activity for Middle Childhood:When learning, manipulatives often help children learn. When learning about stady beat and meter, learners can use a tennis ball to bounce the ball independantly to the beat. Once that skill is mastered, they can create their own bouncing patterns that demonstrate the correct beat and tempo of a song.

Middle Childhood:Ages 6-12

Developmental Milestones ' Facts


References:Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2014). Child developmentmiddle childhood. Retrieved from: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/positiveparenting/middle.html.Curington, T. (2011, April 11). Middle childhood milestones [Prezi Presentation]. Retrieved from https://prezi.com/vowm23ikvilt/middle-childhood-milestones/.Feldman, R. S. (2012) Child Development. Sixth Edition. Boston, MA: Pearson.The Institute for Human Services for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program (2007). Developmental milestones chart. Retrieved from: http://www.rsd.k12.pa.us/Downloads/Development_Chart_for_Booklet.pdf.Jacquelynne S. Eccles (1999). The Development of Children Ages 6 to 14. The Future of Children. Journal Issue: When school is out. Volume 9, Number 2. Retrieved from http://http://www.princeton.edu/futureofchildren/publications/docs/09_02_02.pdf.Zembar, M. (2010, April 14). Developmental Milestones in Middle Childhood. Retrieved from: http://www.education.com/reference/article/developmental-milestones-middle-childhood/.

Milestones:--- Drastic improvement in muscle coordination (Feldman, 2012, p. 283).--- Onset of puberty begins around 11-13 years of age (Zembar, 2010).--- Primary teeth are replaced by permanent teeth (Curington, 2011).--- Gain about five-seven pounds each year (Feldman, 2012, p. 277).--- Grow about two-three inches a year (Feldman, 2012, p. 277).Facts:*** Fine motor skills are developing (DMC, 2007).*** Puberty increases children's rate of growth (Zembar, 2010).*** Games with rules become more common (Curington, 2011)***Improvement of athletic ability begins (Zembar, 2010).*** Body image issues begin to show (Feldman, 2012, p. 278).

Milestones:--- Show active and appropriate logic (Feldman, 2012, p. 296).--- Short-term memory increases significantly (Feldman, 2012, p. 299).--- Vocabulary grows from 8,000 to 19,000 words (Feldman, 2012, p. 301).--- Begin perspective talking (DMC, 2007).--- Begin to use reason when making decisions (Eccles, 1999).Facts:*** Use mnemonics often (Feldman, 2012, p. 299).*** They begin to master grammar (Feldman, 2012, p. 301).*** Bilingual children have more metalinguistic awareness (Feldman, 2012, p. 303).*** Begin learning classification and other scientific processess (Zembar, 2010).*** Can better describe own emotions (CDC, 2014).


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