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School Age Development

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Hannah Majchrowitz

on 11 December 2013

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Transcript of School Age Development

School Age Development (5-6)
Physical Development
Physical Development
• Erik Erikson studied the 8 stages of development.
• Children this age are in between the Preschool stage and the Preadolescence stage.

Cognitive Development

• Jean Piaget studies that children this age are in between the Preoperational Stage and the Concrete Operational Stage.
• Speak clearly using more complex sentences
• Count ten or more objects
• Correctly name at least four colors and three shapes
• Recognize some letters and possibly write his or her name
• Better understand the concept of time and the order of daily activities, like breakfast in the morning, lunch
• Can tell you their age.
• Are learning to express themselves well through words.

Emotional Development
• Gains self-esteem from feeling capable and demonstrating new skills
• fewer arguments and few tantrums.
• Can be reasoned with. Asks serious questions, and wants to be taken seriously.
• They will often ask for permission before they do something as they are starting to learn about rules and right and wrong. “Can I” can be heard often.

Moral Development
• Lawrence Kohlberg states that children this age are in between the Pre-conventional Stage and the Conventional Stage.
• younger children regard rules as fixed and absolute. They believe that rules are handed down by adults or by God and that one cannot change them.
• Is interested in being good, but may tell lies or blame others for wrongdoings because of intense desire to please and do right.
• Wants to do what he/she believes is right and avoid what is wrong.

• Piaget believes that development must come before learning while Vygotsky argued that social learning precedes it.
• Vygotsky believed strongly that community plays a central role in the process of "making meaning."
• Engages in more pretend play and simple games with rules
• Continues to establish and maintain friendships with other children. Seeks others' acceptance and friendship
• Girls mature faster and respond better to reason, boys learn in a more physical way.

Social Development
Minda, Emily, Evelyn, Hannah
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