ch03 - Chapter Three Age-Level Characteristics Overview...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–9. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Chapter Three Age-Level Characteristics
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Overview Children in preschool and kindergarten Children in the primary grades Children in the elementary grades Youth in middle school Youth in high school Selecting technologies for different age levels
Background image of page 2
Physical Characteristics of Children in Preschool and Kindergarten Children are extremely active. Children need frequent rest periods. Children’s large muscles are more developed than than those that control fingers and hands. Eye-hand coordination is still developing. Children’s bodies are flexible and resilient. Gender differences do not emerge until kindergarten.
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Social Characteristics of Children in Preschool and Kindergarten Most children have one or two best friends, but these friendships change rapidly. Children exhibit many different play behaviors. Play patterns may vary as a function of social class and gender. Children show preferences for gender of play peers and for pair vs. group play. Awareness of gender roles and gender typing is evident.
Background image of page 4
Types of Play Behavior Unoccupied behavior Children do not really play at all; stand around and look at others Solitary play Children play alone with toys; make no attempt to interact Onlooker behavior Children spend most of their time watching others; may make comments but do not interact
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Types of Play Behavior Parallel play Children play beside but not really with other children Associative play Children engage in rather disorganized play with other children Cooperative play Children engage in an organized form of play
Background image of page 6
Emotional Characteristics of Children in Preschool and Kindergarten Children tend to express their emotions freely and openly, with anger bursts being frequent. Jealousy among classmates is fairly common as these children tend to have much affection for their teacher and actively seek approval.
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Cognitive Characteristics of Children in Preschool and Kindergarten Children begin to develop a theory of mind. Children are becoming quite skillful with
Background image of page 8
Image of page 9
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Larson during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

Page1 / 29

ch03 - Chapter Three Age-Level Characteristics Overview...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 9. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online