The foundation ages 5 – 10 years are very important in the life of a child . Around this age, kids tend to be able to ask questions until they have enough information to draw conclusions about what they’re learning. They’re also able to solve math-related word problems. Along with their new cognitive developments, they’re slowly budding into more mature children.
An 8-year-old may show more sophisticated and complex emotions and interactions. Many 8-year-olds are able to mask their true thoughts or emotions to spare someone someone’s feelings. For example, a child who doesn’t like a gift may still smile and thank the gift giver.
This is the time when your child may be developing a more sophisticated sense of himself in the world. His interests, talents, friends, and relationship with family help him establish a clear self-identity. It’s also the beginning of desiring privacy and flip-flopping between self-confidence and self-doubt.
Murewa is FAB Child for the week
Name: Murewa Ogungbe
Age: 8 yrs
Class: Grade 4
Best Subjects: Creative arts& Geography
Best Food: Akara( Bean cake)
Best Sport: Football
Best instrument: Drum
Ambition: Creative artist &footballer
Praise your child for coping with emotions in a healthy way. Say, “Great job taking a break for a minute when you were frustrated with your math homework.” Look for opportunities to keep teaching your child more sophisticated emotion regulation skills.