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5. Older children, especially animal lovers, may want to collect unusual stuffed animals. Finding an exotic anteater or platypus becomes a passion. Along with this hobby, kids learn about classifying animals, natural habitats, and geography. Visiting a local zoo or even another country offers a chance to understand sciences like zoology and biogeography. Some children sew stuffed companions for themselves or as gifts for friends or siblings. It's a wonderful way to learn basic sewing skills and pattern-making, involving both fine motor coordination and 3-dimensional math skills.With the wide-spread use of cell phones and video games, it can be hard to pull kids away from the screen. Although it's difficult, getting your children to be active is important for their overall health. Exercise prevents your child from developing health risks down the line including, obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Listed below are 5 ideas you can use to get your kids on track to a healthier life.
- PBS stations are filled with lots of great educational programming for kids and adults alike, but for the kids, the daytime programming is best. Perennial favorite shows like Sesame Street, Electric Company and Nova brings favorite characters and learning to kids of all age groups.
Socially, kids in this age group are more interested in belonging to their peer group than they were in the preschool years. They have become less interested in playing with kids of the opposite sex preferring friends of the same sex. They have developed increased skills in cooperative playing with groups of kids, so they get more enjoyment from group activities. They are at the beginning stages of being able to participate in competitive team sports. They have an increased sense of fairness and in living up to standards, both for themselves and for the groups they belong to. They continue to grow more interested in dramatic plays so they get increased enjoyment from producing shows and plays. They have entered the beginning stages of showing interest in the bigger community.
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