Report Intellectual Child Development for Children Age 9 to 11 Early Adolescence

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Intellectual Child development of
Children age 9 to 11
Early adolescence


β€œAre you smarter than 10 years old?”


Mariela Zlateva


1 Introduction
2 Background
3 Intellectual characteristics of children age 9-11
4. Observation
5. Conclusion
6. References
7. Glossary

1. Introduction
This report aims to provide information to teaching assistant students at Lewisham College about the intellectual development of children age 9-11years. At that stage children experience big intellectual, physical, social and emotional changes. They are more and more influenced by friends and obeying school rules. Their bodies change along with puberty. At that age their individual differences become more apparent. That period 9-11 years old is known as early adolescence. Physical and intellectual development are connected, as you can see on the graph below

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Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development

2.1 Intellectual development of children 2 to 6
Children in that age group are in their preoperational period, intuitive phase. They develop more mature and logical thinking and are able to consider several parts of a problem or situation. 2.1.1 Nevertheless at that age children are most concerned with things that are "real" rather than with ideas. Identifying with the senses is typical for them. For example, actually touching the soft fur of a rabbit is more meaningful to a child than being told that an object is "soft like a rabbit β€œ 2.1.2 They believe in magic and the disappearance of things and subjects. 3. Small children have difficulty fully understanding how things are connected...
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