Super 7!. Developmental Stages and Characteristics of children at age 7, with a focus on Social and Emotional Development. Agenda. Physical Development Lingual Development Cognitive Development Socio-emotional Development. Physical Development, 1.
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Developmental Stages and Characteristics of children at age 7, with a focus on Social and Emotional Development
(taken from Yardsticks2, 2007)
“This is the age when children begin to effectively combine motor skills like running to kick a ball, rolling after landing from a jump or traveling in rhythm to music. They continue to be enthusiastic about physical activity in all of its forms, especially when the sport or physical activity is structured so that they can be successful. During this year, youngsters who have spent a substantial amount of time outside of school on skills like riding a bike, swimming, skiing, dance or gymnastics begin to show true proficiency. Note: During this period of development, children's actual skill levels will vary based on their amount of physical activity. Sedentary children will not mature as quickly as those who participate in activities like dance lessons, team sports or backyard play.”
“The ability to read and write dramatically transforms the language learner. Through these new language experiences, children gain metalinguistic competence, or the ability to conceptualize, reflect upon, and analyze language as an entity in and of itself.”
- Brandone, Salkind, Golinkoff, Hirsh-Pasek (Language Development)4
“Seven-year-olds enjoy having the opportunity to share their knowledge with others. They display a longer attention span and the ability to tolerate less-detailed directions and last-minute changes. Seven-year-olds are curious and frequently ask adults and peers questions to satisfy their need to know. They utilize increasingly complex and creative strategies to solve problems at home and at school.”- PBS, Child Developmental Tracker
Milestones in Emotional Development