Milestones In A School Aged Child’s Life
Middle childhood brings many changes in a child’s life. While the influence of parents remains vital, friendships start to become more important to the child. Children come in contact with an ever-widening community. Your child’s confidence is growing in many ways; through your guidance, friends, schoolwork and sports.
Check Early Check Often to Support Your Child’s Transition to School
Five is often the age when our little ones are transitioning from the pre-school age period and into Kindergarten. When we check our children’s development early and often through the pre-school years, we can support children entering the school system, as we have a clear picture of their gifts and any areas where they need a little extra support. This video discusses how early screening can help parents and school district staff to support their children’s transition to the school system.
This video, produced by FAN features early childhood professionals and parents talking about their experiences with early childhood developmental screening.
School Aged 6-8 Years – What most children do at this age:
School Aged 9-12 Years – What most children do at this age:
Healthy sleep habits are important for school-aged children. The quality of a child’s sleep can affect their ability to learn.
Great ideas and tips for healthy eating for school aged children:
The reduction of screen time and increase in ‘green time’ is critical at this age, when the framework for life-long habits can be set.
Building confidence is a key focus for parents during the middle childhood years. Staying positive and setting healthy boundaries for your children are also important.
Sometimes children have difficulty coping with school routines. If these challenges are ongoing, help is available.
These topics and a variety of others are noted below:
Child and Youth Mental Health Services – Trail, BC
Is it an emergency? Call 9-1-1
As your child is exposed to an ever-widening circle of influence, including the media and peers, helping your child make good decisions and develop an understanding of safety is important.