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Development of 4 to 9 years

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4 to 9 years Physical Development Many children grow steadily at this time but less fast than during infancy. By the age of 6, a child's head will be almost adult size, even though the body still has a lot of growing to do. They practical abilities continue to develop. At four years they may be able to kick and throw large ball around. By 6 or 7, a child may be able to skip and ride a bike. They would enjoy climbing places and enjoy learning to swim. S/He will be able to draw a picture of a house and will include the garden and sky. ...read more.

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As children grow, they start to use their own type of language pattern to communicate such as 'I want drink', Young children of 2 or 3 years do not use adults language, and it is probably best not correct what they say. They can use adult speech and have a reasonable knowledge of words by the age of 5 or 6 years. Although, children continue to develop their knowledge of words and ability to understand and use speech throughout their childhood. They may go through stages of language development such as the stages listed below: 1. ...read more.

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They need secure emotional ties with their family. As children develop, they become more and more independent, but the family provides safety and setting in which to learn social roles. Young children use imagination to play-act social roles. Emotional Development As children develop language skills, they can understand and explain who they are in more detail. Children develop from being aware of themselves at 2 years of age to being able to describe their feelings by 9 years. They need to feel that they are valued, cared by their friends and family. Self- concept means out knowledge of who we are. This sense of self forms a basis for an effective concept of self to develop during their adolescence. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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