Physical development in school-age childrenPPhysical development in school-age childrenPhysical 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 is acquiring the fundamental skills to lead a healthy life as an adult. Find out more about this developmental phase, and whether your child is on track to achieving specific milestones.<br></p><p>The school-age years are a time of steady growth and development. Staying physically active during this developmental phase will strengthen the fundamental skills needed to lead a healthy and active life as an adult. These skills include, but are certainly not limited to, agility, balance, coordination, and endurance. Learning and developing these skills will also have a tremendous impact on your child’s confidence and self-esteem, as well as providing them with an ongoing sense of accomplishment and independence.<br></p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>School-age children who stay physically active will strengthen skills such as agility, balance, coordination and endurance.</li><li>Encourage your child to participate in a sport or activity. These can help to strengthen agility and coordination.<br></li></ul>
Le développement physiologique chez les enfants d'âge scolaireLLe développement physiologique chez les enfants d'âge scolairePhysical 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>Durant les années sur les bancs d'école, votre enfant fait l'acquisition des habiletés de base. Sachez-en davantage sur cette phase du développement.<br></p><p>Les années pendant lesquelles les enfants vont à l’école correspondent à une période de croissance et de développement progressifs. Le fait de pratiquer des activités physiques pendant cette phase de développement permet de renforcer les habiletés de base nécessaires à une vie saine et active à l’âge adulte. Ces habiletés comprennent, sans toutefois s’y limiter, l’agilité, l’équilibre, la coordination et l’endurance. L’apprentissage et le perfectionnement de ces habiletés auront également d’importantes répercussions sur la confiance et l’estime de soi de votre enfant et lui procurera progressivement un sentiment de satisfaction et d’indépendance.<br></p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Les enfants d’âge scolaire qui font de l’activité physique régulièrement renforceront les habiletés comme l’agilité, l’équilibre, la coordination et l’endurance. </li><li>Encouragez votre enfant à s’adonner à des activités sportives et autres. Cela l’aidera à améliorer son agilité et sa coordination.</li></ul>

 

 

Physical development in school-age children712.000000000000Physical development in school-age childrenPhysical development in school-age childrenPEnglishDevelopmentalSchool 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 is acquiring the fundamental skills to lead a healthy life as an adult. Find out more about this developmental phase, and whether your child is on track to achieving specific milestones.<br></p><p>The school-age years are a time of steady growth and development. Staying physically active during this developmental phase will strengthen the fundamental skills needed to lead a healthy and active life as an adult. These skills include, but are certainly not limited to, agility, balance, coordination, and endurance. Learning and developing these skills will also have a tremendous impact on your child’s confidence and self-esteem, as well as providing them with an ongoing sense of accomplishment and independence.<br></p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>School-age children who stay physically active will strengthen skills such as agility, balance, coordination and endurance.</li><li>Encourage your child to participate in a sport or activity. These can help to strengthen agility and coordination.<br></li></ul><h2>Milestones</h2> <h3>5- to 6-year-olds</h3> <ul> <li>Gain up to 2.3 kilograms (five pounds) per year</li> <li>Grow approximately 8 centimetres (three inches) per year</li> <li>Demonstrate a preference for being right-handed or left-handed </li> <li>Can colour between the lines, print name legibly, and manage fasteners like zippers, buttons, and snaps independently</li> <li>Can catch and throw a medium-sized ball from 1.5 metres (five feet) away</li> <li>Can manage playground equipment independently, such as pumping legs on a swing</li> <li>Develop enough muscle coordination to climb, swim, and skate</li> </ul> <h3>7- to 8-year-olds</h3> <ul> <li>Weight gain speeds up</li> <li>Sleep up to 11 hours a night</li> <li>Begin riding a two-wheeler bicycle without training wheels</li> <li>Can use a pair of scissors to cut out complex shapes </li> <li>Permanent teeth begin to appear</li> <li>Improved hand-eye coordination (can bounce and catch a tennis ball)</li> </ul> <h2>Parenting tips</h2> <ul> <li>If your child is showing an interest in a particular sport or activity, encourage them to join an organized or recreational league. Team sports are an excellent way to strengthen agility and coordination.</li> <li>Walk or ride a bike to the nearest park to kick or throw a ball around.</li> <li>The winter is a great time to stay active. Skiing, snowboarding, or skating can improve balance, endurance, and agility. But there are inexpensive ways to have fun in the winter, too. These include walking in the snow, making snowmen, building forts, and making snow angels.</li> </ul><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/physical_development_in_school_aged_children.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/physical_development_in_school_aged_children.jpgPhysical development in school-age children

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