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A chart of children growth patterns between 5 and 12 Years old

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Between the ages of 5 and 12 years old, our children’s lives are marked with lots of changes where they acquire new skills on all levels!

Let’s take a look at this table which shows the many milestones that our little ones reach at this stage of their lives.

Age Growth Category Growth Aspects
Between 5 and 9 years old Physical growth
  • The ability to jump over a rope and maintain balance on one foot.
  • The ability to catch a ball with their hands.
  • The ability to hit a ball with a stick or bat.
  • Moving to musical rhythms.
  • Increasing the ability to concentrate by the age of 8 years old.
  • The ability to use a pen like an adult.
  • The ability to color between the lines.
  • The ability to buckle buttons and tie knots.
  • The ability to use a spoon and fork.
  • The possibility to tie shoelaces without help.
  • The ability to cut different shapes out of paper and glue them.
  • The ability to draw letters or big numbers or a person with a head, body and legs…as of the age of 6.
  • The ability to properly use a toothbrush.
  • The ability to control hand movement
Between 5 and 9 years old Social/Emotional Growth
  • Choosing friends and keeping them.
  • Starting to apply rules during playing.
  • Participating in competitive games and instructing other kids in the game.
  • Using words to express emotions.
  • Being responsible for simple tasks.
  • Enjoying time alone.
  • Being influenced by criticism and failure and blaming others for personal mistakes.
  • Possibility of developing bad habits such as biting nails for example.
Between 5 and 9 years old Linguistic Growth
  • Ability to listen without interruption.
  • Asking about the meaning of new words.
  • Ability to recognize words and simple symbols.
  • Participating in family discussions as of the age of 9.
Between 5 and 9 years old Mental and Cognitive Growth
  • Naming different shapes as of the age of 5.
  • Naming a large range of colors.
  • The ability to sort things that share the same color for example.
  • Understanding the concept of today, tomorrow and yesterday and the ability to name the days of the week.
  • Ability to recall events in order and detail.
  • Understanding the concept of a whole and a half
  • Ability to use a knife to cut food or spread.
  • Ability to plan ahead and focus on details as of the age of 9.
Between 9 and 12 years old Physical Growth
  • Enjoying extreme activities.
  • Increase in physical power.
  • Improvement in the ability to coordinate and in reactions.
  • Great interest in things to the point of exhaustion.
  • Interest in group sports and competitive activities as of the age of 12.
  • Experiencing puberty.
  • Ability to write for long periods of time and at a faster pace.
Between 9 and 12 years old Social/Emotional Growth
  • Ability to discuss.
  • Ability to criticize personal work.
  • Possibility of rebelling against adults’ power and authority.
  • Ability to distinguish between right and wrong
  • Seeing adults or officials as normal people capable of making mistakes.
  • Loyalty to friends, team members and groups they belong to.
  • Increased interest in the opposite sex as of the age of 12.
Between 9 and 12 years old Mental and Cognitive Growth
  • Enjoying board games and watching TV.
  • Showing interest in reading magazines and comics.
  • Possibility of developing some hobbies.
  • Forming simple ideas about a future career.
  • Thinking about the future and dreaming about it.

With every step that our children take and every skill they learn at every age group, we as mothers, have to be there for our kids and support them without hesitating to direct their steps whenever we see needed.


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