Dr. Kuther’s Chalk Talks

PART IV: Middle Childhood

Dr. Kuther's Chalk Talks: Part IV

Questions to Consider:

  1. How do the self-evaluations of children in middle childhood differ from the self-evaluations of children who are younger? What cognitive advancements might contribute to these differences?  
  2. How do peers influence development during middle childhood? What cognitive advancements during this timeframe help children in their social relationships?
  3. Why is the transition to first grade such a dramatic change for children? What can be helpful for children who are making the transition from preschool to elementary school?