The rate of growth of all children varies but the average for gain in weight and height of school-aged children 5 to 12 years old is
Change in Body Proportions: Change in body proportions occur— the head becomes smaller in proportion as compared to the rest of the body as the child grows. The head of the newborn is about 1/4th the size of the body and by 6-8 years of age it is about 1/6th of the body size.
Children in the age group of 5-12 years if given practice and encouragement will learn any activity or skill, and will learn it best. This is the age when a child can learn maximum number of different activities. It is important to realize that every child progresses at different rates, however some of the common milestones your child may reach in this age group are as follows
6- to 7-year-olds
8- to 9-year-olds
10- to 12-year-olds
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