Middle Childhood

Middle Childhood
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Cognitive & Language Development
In this video Piaget's theory of concrete operational development is looked at. It details information processing, cognitive advances and language development. How the school and parents function in respect to…
Physical Development
This program looks at the physical changes that take place between the ages of 6 and 12 years. It covers the development of large and small motor skills, conditions that…
Social and Emotional Development
This program looks at the development of the 'sense of self' in middle childhood. It covers social cognition, the impact of family relationships on social and emotional development, before and…

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