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Elementary Child

The elementary child from 6 to 12 years of age

The reasoning mind of the elementary child (6-12 year olds) such that it searches beyond the surface of things: plans, analyses, predicts and reflects.The imagination enables him/her to travel in time and space. It is interested in the reasons for things, not the things themselves. The child acquires culture, extends knowledge, explores society and must try to understand his/her place in the group. This is the time when he/she is interested in the reasons for things, not the things themselves. The child explores the universe of objects and ideas in time. Need to build something that has purpose. There is a need to be active in using their skills for others and society.

The elementary child from 6 to 12 years of age:

  • The child is a moral-intellectual explorer.
  • The child needs a dual environment, inside school and out in nature and society.
  • The child is developing reason and imagination.
  • The child is learning to be an individual in a social context.
  • The child worships heroes.
  • The child is capable of non-literal thinking.
  • The child searches for truth: why and how of nature and society?
  • The child can use imagination to travel in space and time.
  • Is attracted by extraordinary.