Learning Objectives

  1. Understand in what ways physical growth is different in middle childhood than in early childhood.
  2. Be familiar with the changes in the brain during middle childhood.
  3. Describe healthy practices for children in middle childhood and ways they deal with chronic illnesses, such as asthma and diabetes.
  4. Know the kinds of physical activities that are best for children in middle childhood and the risks associated with participating in them.
  5. Understand why it is important for children to interact with the natural world.