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21 February 2011

Physical development: six to twelve

Middle childhood is one of the healthiest periods in life. Kids have fewer illnesses because previous exposure has lead to greater immunity.

Middle childhood is one of the healthiest periods in life. Kids have fewer illnesses because previous exposure has lead to greater immunity.

Bones grow longer and this can cause growing pains, especially at night. The arms and legs grow faster than the torso and the centre of gravity descends to the pelvic area. Children grow stronger and the relative strength of boys and girls is similar during middle childhood.

 
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