Attention, Memory, and Meta-Cognition Development in Middle Childhood


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Middle childhood is the period of life from ages _____ to _____.

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1. Intellectual growth is called:

2. _____ leads to better _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In middle childhood, children reach significant developmental milestones. Use this quiz and worksheet to see how much you know about this stage of life. Things you will be quizzed on include development of attention and memory during middle childhood.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The name for the period of life between ages seven and twelve
  • The term for intellectual growth
  • The relationship between attention and memory
  • The term for knowing what you know and how you learn

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your knowledge of the concept of cognitive development to understand the changes that occur during middle childhood
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about development in middle childhood in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cognitive development
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about development in middle childhood

Additional Learning

To learn more about this phase of child development, review the corresponding lesson on Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the development that occurs in middle childhood
  • Explore factors that affect development during middle childhood
  • Review the increase that occurs in attention and memory during this period
  • Explore meta-cognition and its role in the learning process