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The Development of School-Aged Children - Chapter Summary
Understanding the development of school-aged children is simple with help from this self-paced chapter. Watch entertaining videos to gain greater insight into social issues in middle childhood, self-identity in children, the role of school in children's development and more. After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
- Explain how physical and brain development affect a child's emotional and intellectual abilities
- Outline the role a school plays in a child's emotional and social development
- Describe social issues occurring in middle childhood and how they impact development
- Exhibit knowledge of attention, memory and meta-cognition development in middle childhood
- Discuss the importance of health and fitness in middle childhood
- Define and describe issues of self-identity in children
- Share advantages and disadvantages of being latchkey and self-care children
This chapter offers lessons in two formats: compact videos and full transcripts. Watch the videos if you'd prefer to explore fun visual presentations, and review the transcripts if you'd like to read the lessons online or print and study them at a later time. Accompanying each lesson in this chapter is a short quiz designed to check your understanding of concepts covered. These resources are available 24 hours a day via computers or mobile devices with an Internet connection.
1. Physical Development in Middle Childhood
Between the ages of seven and twelve, children physically grow and change in ways that influence every part of their lives. In this lesson, we'll look at the ways that physical and brain development impact emotional and intellectual abilities.
2. The Role of School in Children's Social & Emotional Development
Every parent knows how much school can influence a child. But in what ways is this influence positive? In this lesson, we'll examine how going to school can impact a child's development, including how children learn from each other and how motivation impacts achievement.
3. Social Issues in Middle Childhood & Their Effects on Development
Children grow and develop in many ways. But sometimes issues at home or school can get in the way of development. In this lesson, we'll look at some issues that might contribute to developmental problems in a child's life.
4. Attention, Memory, and Meta-Cognition Development in Middle Childhood
As kids grow and age, their intellectual (or cognitive) skills develop as well. Watch this lesson to find out more about cognitive development in childhood, including the relationship between attention and memory, and the skill of meta-cognition.
5. Health and Fitness in Middle Childhood
The United States is facing a crisis of childhood obesity. But how can we fight this epidemic? Watch this video to learn about how children grow in middle childhood and how fitness and nutrition can help with the problem of obesity.
6. Self-Identity in Children: Theory, Definition & Issues
This lesson is an introduction to how self-identity is formed in children and strategies teachers and parents can use to aid them in this formation. Two leading theories are discussed, and a short quiz is provided.
7. Latchkey and Self-Care Children in Middle Childhood
Latchkey kids have to take care of themselves when they are home alone. But is this a good thing or a bad thing? In this lesson, we'll look at some of the benefits and drawbacks of self-care in middle childhood.
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