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Development of a 7 year old child.

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Age: 7 years old. 7 year-olds go through significant alterations in terms of intellectual, social, physical and emotional development. Things like being able to cut neatly and accurately become common or even preparing simple meals such as toast-which they can spread butter or jam on etc- . However, just like any child of any age, 7 year-olds vary in terms of development; some kids may be more advanced than others, whilst some may be hindered by factors such as the environment of which they live in or perhaps a disability or a learning disorder. But there is a guideline which points out the significant 'milestones' which parents should figure out, yet if parents are still concerned about their child's development, they have the option to seek advice and help from their family doctor/GP. ...read more.


school and on weekends and because he has a healthy diet, however, his parents have consulted their GP to check his body mass index (BMI) and was found to be a perfect height-to-weight ratio. Jared has also become more skilful kinestic, he is able to cut things such as complex shapes out neatly, he can catch balls which are heading to him in a fast speed. Jared is also able to make cheese sandwiches and he sometimes helps his mother bake cakes- though he finds it embarrassing to tell his friends. Jared's intellectual development: Jared's school work is not as good as it used to be, but its much more down to the lack of work produced in class by Jared because he is too busy conversing with his class friends. ...read more.


Jared's emotional development: Jared has shown more consideration to his friends and family. He is usually able to identify when his parents are unhappy and he asks questions or shows some methods of affection such as hugs. Jared has a close friendship with a boy his age called Marcus; they go fencing and rugby together. Jared has also become extremely protective of his friends, especially when they are told off in class, he usually supports them and tries to give 'evidence' that they were not in the wrong. Jared's language development: Jared has a vast vocabulary is vast and he is able to elaborate things with clarity. He has also learnt about 100 phrases in French and Spanish and he is able to speak in the two languages, but with a bit of support. Jared has started to improve his grammar and spelling as well. He can now laugh at jokes which he understands. He can elaborate complex stories and comprehend them too. ...read more.

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