• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The Developmental Needs of Children.

Page
  1. 1
    1
  2. 2
    2
  3. 3
    3
  • Essay length: 968 words
  • Submitted: 05/10/2003
Share this essay:
AS and A Level Developmental Psychology

The first 200 words of this essay...

The Developmental Needs of Children

Middle childhood (ages of approximately 6-10 years) is a period of time when children enter the larger culture (primarily through schooling) and develop the intellectual and social skills they need to function effectively outside their family environment.1 Children spend more and more time with non-family members, including peers and teachers. They spend less time under supervision of parents, more under supervision of teachers and other adults, such as coaches, youth group leaders, or teachers. Consequently, they spend more time with peers outside the immediate influence of parents and become more concerned with social expectations of peers and adults. With increased freedom, children feel greater demands to be "good," show respect, and accommodate to social demands of situations, such as the classroom or non-familial social settings. With increasing social experience and the development of new intellectual skills, children:

* Master fundamental skills considered important by culture, such as reading and arithmetic;

* Develop self-awareness, such as knowing how to go about learning;

* Develop skills in consciously planning, coordinating, and evaluating progress, and modifying plans, based on self-evaluation;

* Develop abilities to reflect on themselves and understand that others have

Read more
The above preview is unformatted text

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • Over 150,000 essays available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Marked by a teacher

This essay has been marked by one of our great teachers. You can read the full teachers notes when you download the essay.

Peer reviewed

This essay has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review on the essay page.

Peer reviewed

This essay has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review under the essay preview on this page.