Physical Characteristics


They are in a period of rapid growth.  They are full of energy. Their rapidly developing large muscles need exercise. They actually hurt when required to sit still for more than five or ten minutes.

They enjoy attempting activities that involve coordination. However, constant activity and over-stimulation makes them fatigued, tense or confused, resulting in unacceptable behavior.



They are still full of energy. Although they are less restless, they still need exercise. They become more and more skilled, and play is increasingly purposeful. They can sing a tune; they enjoy assembling construction toys, but may still have difficulty coloring within lines. Girls mature more rapidly than boys do.