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Cognitive development in school-age childrenCCognitive development in school-age childrenCognitive development in school-age childrenEnglishDevelopmentalSchool age child (5-8 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-12-14T05:00:00ZCynthia Goldfarb, MD, FRCPC;Lee Ford-Jones, MD, FRCP(C);Alissa Levy, PhD, Cpsych;Kristina Tocek, BA, MScOT000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>During the school-age years, your child will demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for learning. Find out more about this developmental phase, and whether your child is on track to achieving specific milestones.</p><p>The transition into the school-age years coincides with a shift from an egocentric way of thinking – which is not to be confused with selfishness, but rather a child’s inability to put themselves in other people’s shoes – to a more mature, perceptive, and imaginative way of thinking. Throughout this developmental phase, your child will demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for learning new concepts, make strides in gaining self-confidence, and develop the necessary skills to understand the world and people around them. At age 5, your child will enter kindergarten, their first taste of the world of school. And by age 8, they will be able to properly articulate their feelings, a range of ideas, and effectively solve problems through dialogue.</p> ​<h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Once a child reaches the school-age years their inability to put themselves in other people’s shoes shifts to a more mature, perceptive and imaginative way of thinking.​</li><li>School-age children will demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for learning new concepts, make strides in gaining self-confidence and will develop the necessary skills to understand the world and people around them.</li><li>By age 8, your child will be able to properly articulate their feelings, a range of ideas and effectively solve problems through dialogue.​</li></ul>​
Développement cognitif chez les enfants d'âge scolaireDDéveloppement cognitif chez les enfants d'âge scolaireCognitive development in school-age childrenFrenchDevelopmentalSchool age child (5-8 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-12-14T05:00:00ZCynthia Goldfarb, MD, FRCPC;Lee Ford-Jones, MD, FRCP(C);Alissa Levy, PhD, Cpsych;Kristina Tocek, BA, MScOT000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Pendant des années scolaires, votre enfant fera preuve d'un véritable enthousiasme pour apprendre.<br></p><p>La transition à l’âge scolaire coïncide avec une transition d’une façon égocentrique de penser (à ne pas confondre avec l’égocentrisme, mais plutôt l’incapacité de l’enfant de se mettre à la place d’autres) à une réflexion plus mature, perceptive, et imaginative. Tout au long de cette phase de développement, votre enfant fera preuve d’une véritable enthousiasme pour apprendre de nouveaux concepts, pour faire du progrès sur le plan de la confiance en soi, et pour développer des compétences nécessaires pour comprendre son environnement et son entourage. À l’âge de 5 ans, votre enfant débutera l’école maternelle, leur première expérience de l’univers scolaire. Avant l’âge de 8 ans, ils seront en mesure d’articuler convenablement leurs sentiments, une variété d’idées, et de résoudre efficacement des problèmes par du dialogue.<br></p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Une fois qu’un enfant atteint l’âge scolaire, son incapacité à se mettre dans la peau d’une autre personne fait place à une façon de penser plus mûre, plus perspicace et plus imaginative. </li><li>Les enfants d’âge scolaire seront vivement intéressés à apprendre de nouveaux concepts, acquerront une plus grande confiance en soi et développeront les aptitudes nécessaires pour comprendre le monde et les gens qui les entourent. </li><li>À l’âge de 8 ans, votre enfant sera en mesure d’exprimer ses sentiments et un éventail d’idées, et pourra résoudre des problèmes efficacement par le dialogue. </li></ul>

 

 

Cognitive development in school-age children711.000000000000Cognitive development in school-age childrenCognitive development in school-age childrenCEnglishDevelopmentalSchool age child (5-8 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2011-12-14T05:00:00ZCynthia Goldfarb, MD, FRCPC;Lee Ford-Jones, MD, FRCP(C);Alissa Levy, PhD, Cpsych;Kristina Tocek, BA, MScOT000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>During the school-age years, your child will demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for learning. Find out more about this developmental phase, and whether your child is on track to achieving specific milestones.</p><p>The transition into the school-age years coincides with a shift from an egocentric way of thinking – which is not to be confused with selfishness, but rather a child’s inability to put themselves in other people’s shoes – to a more mature, perceptive, and imaginative way of thinking. Throughout this developmental phase, your child will demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for learning new concepts, make strides in gaining self-confidence, and develop the necessary skills to understand the world and people around them. At age 5, your child will enter kindergarten, their first taste of the world of school. And by age 8, they will be able to properly articulate their feelings, a range of ideas, and effectively solve problems through dialogue.</p> ​<h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Once a child reaches the school-age years their inability to put themselves in other people’s shoes shifts to a more mature, perceptive and imaginative way of thinking.​</li><li>School-age children will demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for learning new concepts, make strides in gaining self-confidence and will develop the necessary skills to understand the world and people around them.</li><li>By age 8, your child will be able to properly articulate their feelings, a range of ideas and effectively solve problems through dialogue.​</li></ul>​<h2>Milestones</h2> <h3>5- to 6-year-olds</h3> <ul> <li>Vocabulary increasing to approximately 2,000 words</li> <li>Can compose sentences with five or more words</li> <li>Can count up to 10 objects at one time</li> <li>Know <em>left </em>and <em>right</em></li> <li>Begin to reason and argue; uses words like why and because</li> <li>Can categorize objects: “These are toys; these are books.”</li> <li>Understand concepts like yesterday, today, and tomorrow</li> <li>Can copy complex shapes, such as a diamond</li> <li>Should be sounding out simple words like “hang”, “neat”, “jump” and “sank”</li> <li>Are able to sit at a desk , follow teacher instructions, and independently do simple in-class assignments</li> </ul> <h3>7- to 8-year-olds</h3> <ul><li>Develop a longer attention span</li> <li>Are willing to take on more responsibility (i.e. chores)</li> <li>Understand fractions and the concept of space</li> <li>Understand money</li> <li>Can tell time</li> <li>Can name months and days of week in order</li> <li>Enjoy reading a book on their own </li> </ul> <h3>Parenting tips</h3> <ul> <li>Get your child a library card. Regular visits to the library will increase their vocabulary, imagination, and desire to learn. A library card is a great way to introduce the concepts of borrowing and responsibility to a child, too.</li> <li>Introduce your child to museums, new neighbourhoods, and exhibitions. These venues will inevitably foster exploration and an understanding of perspectives outside of a child’s own.</li> <li>Spend as much uninterrupted time – one-on-one – with your child as you can.</li> <li>Avoid prolonged viewing of television, video and computer games.</li> <li>Set up a homework space and routine in your home.</li> <li>Talk to your child’s teacher if you are concerned about their progress.</li> </ul><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/cognitive_development_school_age.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/cognitive_development_school_age.jpgCognitive development in school-age children

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