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Your School-Ager (6-10)

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Once your child enters school, you can help support their learning at home and in their afterschool time with activities, afterschool programs, camps and more.

Children ages 6-14 years old never stop learning. Whether you're helping them discover STEM concepts at home, supporting their social-emotional development, enrolling them in extracurriculars or sending them to summer camps, there are numerous resources to assist you as you support their continued growth and development.

Resources for Your 6-10 Year Old

Your School-Ager (6-10)

Creative Arts

At this age, your child isn't just playing pretend - they're living in their own rich, imaginative worlds. Whether it's staging an impromptu play or sketching scenes from their favorite stories, their creativity knows no bounds.

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Your School-Ager (6-10)

Social Emotional

As they enter school, they must leave the security of home and family, perhaps for the first time. As part of a larger social group, they're becoming better at reading social cues and expressing their feelings. Empathy begins to play a bigger role as they consider the feelings of others.

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Your School-Ager (6-10)

Play & Learning

From planning their next move in a competitive game to overcoming obstacles in play, they're learning to think ahead and adapt. It's all about persistence, creativity and the joy of discovering new solutions.

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Your School-Ager (6-10)

STEM

Whether it's building a towering structure from blocks or exploring the wonders of the backyard, they're engaging with the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). These hands-on experiences lay the groundwork for critical thinking and a lifelong love of learning.

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Social Studies

For your child, every interaction is an opportunity to learn about different cultures, traditions and ways of life. They're beginning to see themselves as part of a larger community, learning about cooperation, diversity and the value of different perspectives.

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Your School-Ager (6-10)

Physical Health & Growth

They're learning new sports, mastering the playground and even taking on new challenges like bike riding or swimming. It's a time of rapid physical development, where healthy habits and safe exploration go hand in hand.

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Your School-Ager (6-10)

English & Language Arts

They're not just talking more - they're telling stories, making jokes and asking questions that show deeper understanding of language. Different kinds of storytelling become gateways to new adventures, and you might find them lost in a book or a comic, exploring their own imaginations through the power of words.

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