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Characteristics of the middle childhood stage and mental and physiological development | My Baby

Characteristics of the middle childhood stage and mental and physiological development | My Baby


Characteristics of middle childhood 

stage and mental and physiological development My Baby


Intermediate childhood stage characteristics

Characteristics of the middle childhood stage and mental and physiological development | My Baby

Children in the middle childhood are characterized by several characteristics classified according to the needs of the child and the impact of the environment in it, and the general characteristics of this stage are that they are structural characteristics that work in the child industry, physical, 

the psychological, behavioral, educational, and cognitive formation and the middle childhood stage is called the low childhood Compared to the previous and next stages, however, the child's social, behavioral, and emotional development and other aspects are increasing steadily, given that the child 

is exposed to new cognitive conditions related to the school, and the general distinguishing characteristics of this stage can be summarized as follows: This stage begins with the replacement of

 milky teeth to be replaced by the child's permanent teeth. The formation of the child's personality and independence, and the ego that expresses itself with the accompanying additions represented by

 the child's relations with the school community. The child's sense of touch develops noticeably, reaching the number of times that of adolescents. Calm the child and change his personality As it

 highlights at this stage the child's emotional stability. As for the aspects of child development in the middle stage of their childhood, they are represented by physical, emotional, physiological, 

psychological, motor, sensory, and mental development. The manifestations of these growths can be expressed in detail of the child's requirements and special needs for each of these aspects of growth mentioned and with some of the characteristics characteristic of each of these manifestations

Physical and physiological growth

Characteristics of the middle childhood stage and mental and physiological development | My Baby

Middle childhood does not carry many physical changes; As the physical growth at this stage is slow compared to the previous stages, however, the noticeable difference is the general appearance of the

 details of the form carried by the individual, and the manifestations of the physical growth of children at this stage are summarized as follows:

The growth rate of the body slows down, the extremities accelerate along the length, while the length of the body remains balanced by a slowdown, as the length of the body increases by an average of 

5% for each year of this stage. The physical differences between the two sexes appear, so the height and weight differ between the stages of the two sexes growth, and the males are taller at the end of 

this stage, while the males and females are approximately equal in weight. The heart rate decreases, and the level of blood pressure increases. The length and thickness of the nerve fibers increase, and 

the number of nerve connections between them increases. The average number of hours of sleep decreases to reach an average of about eleven hours at the age of seven.

Motor growth

 The growth of the child's small and large muscles causes distinct differences that represent the behavior of the child and his inclination towards kinetic play and the expression of its stimuli in a 

a similar way to this behavior, as the child's movements are generalized, and he has control of his sudden and random movements, and the child tends to arrange his movement needs and his own 

movement as in changing clothes Other than that, and the student mastered at this stage the development of new skills, such as drawing and playing with mud or clay, and the movements of the 

Children are rough at this stage as a tendency to climb, jump, and play ball, while the females maintain their movements and soft behaviors and calm their motor games.

Sensory growth

Characteristics of the middle childhood stage and mental and physiological development | My Baby

 The child's awareness is broadened and his relationship to numbers, colors, and letters, he can distinguish the seasons and the number of months, weeks, and days of the week, and his awareness of weight relates to tools, materials, and nature.

Mental development

 The child's mental development accelerates in the middle childhood stage, and this is supported by his enrollment in the school and his exposure to broader social relationships, so he learns basic skills

 such as arithmetic, writing, and reading, and highlights the capabilities of understanding and remembering him, and his imagination develops to lead to his creativity and coexistence with reality, as he moves from development to state of reflection.

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