The Late Childhood ( The Intermediate Schooler)
INITIAL COGNITIVE CHARACTERISTICS
They greatly enjoy the cognitive abilities that they can now utilize.
Their thinking skills have become more effective as compared during their primary years.
Their school work is now more complicated.
Problem-solving has become an everyday part of their lives.
They now become very interested in talking about the future or even their potential careers.
They develop special interest in collections, hobbies and sports.
Children in this stage, is marked by a wide
application of word attack. They now have a wide
vocabulary. They are no longer into the fairy tales and magic type of stories but are more interested in longer and more complex reading materials such as fiction books.
Older children have longer and more flexible attention span compared to younger children. Their span of attention is dependent on how much is required by the given task.