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Your Young Adolescent (Ages 11-14)

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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 11-14 Year Old

Your Young Adolescent (Ages 11-14)

Creative Arts

Whether it's through digital art, music or creative writing, your child isn’t just creating ‚— they're communicating. Encouraging these activities means supporting their journey to find out who they are and how they see the world.

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Your Young Adolescent (Ages 11-14)

Social Emotional

They're learning the art of building lasting friendships and managing conflict in a world that’s constantly changing. These years are crucial for building resilience, empathy and a clear set of personal values.

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Your Young Adolescent (Ages 11-14)

Play & Learning

Whether it's through more advanced games, computer projects or team sports, they're learning the importance of strategy, collaboration and persistence. These activities not only entertain but also prepare them for real-world challenges.

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Your Young Adolescent (Ages 11-14)

STEM

Your child might be experimenting with more complex projects, like robotics, computer programming or scientific research. As they grow their skills and deepen their own curiosity, they gain a deeper understanding of the world around them.

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Your Young Adolescent (Ages 11-14)

Social Studies

Discussions around history, politics and global issues become more nuanced, showing a deeper awareness of the world’s complexities. This is an opportunity to encourage critical thinking about social justice, cultural diversity and their role as a community citizen.

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Your Young Adolescent (Ages 11-14)

Physical Health & Growth

Like a lot of kids, they may be exploring organized sports, dance or other activities that challenge their abilities. As they continue to grow, it’s important to think intentionally about healthy lifestyle choices, body positivity and understanding the changes that come with age.

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Your Young Adolescent (Ages 11-14)

English & Language Arts

Your child is exploring more sophisticated literature. They’re delving into writing creatively and engaging in debates. Their ability to articulate thoughts, analyze texts and express themselves creatively is growing significantly. Encouraging reading and writing not only strengthens their academic skills overall but also fosters critical thinking and emotional expression.

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