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21 February 2011

Emotional and social development: six to twelve

During middle childhood, children move into a broader social world of peers, teachers, other adults and the community.

During middle childhood, children move into a broader social world of peers, teachers, other adults and the community. They become more aware of what is socially acceptable and more influenced by peer pressure.

Play becomes more complex and structured. Games now have rules which have to be followed closely (e.g. hide-and-seek). Games also become more competitive and teamwork becomes important (e.g. in team sports).

 
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