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This paper discusses how middle childhood is a time of great psychological and physiological change. It explains that the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical abilities developed during this time prepare children for the difficulties of adolescence. As such, it concludes that proper psychological and physiological development during middle childhood is essential for the healthy transition into young adulthood.
From the Paper:"Middle childhood is a time of dramatic psychological and physiological changes. Children undergo a variety of emotional, intellectual, and social changes that help equip them for the entry into adolescence, and also develop more complex motor skills. Failure to master psychological or physiological skills appropriate to middle childhood can often lead to pathologies like conduct disorders, attention deficit disorders, or motor skill deficiencies that limit children's physical abilities. Teaching children in middle childhood must incorporate both the psychological and physical needs of this age. When coupled with the need to represent a multicultural classroom, this can be a difficult challenge for teachers. In the physical education classroom, teaching traditional games and sports of different cultures gives students the opportunity to develop complex motor skills, and develop important social skills."
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Middle Childhood (2004, January 13) Retrieved April 17, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/middle-childhood-46473/
"Middle Childhood" 13 January 2004. Web. 17 April. 2014. <http://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/middle-childhood-46473/>