5 Developmental Milestones: 9 - 10 Years Old
Traits: Boys, and some girls, engage in rough play and team games. With greater body control kids sharpen their skills in strength and speed. Interest in work and craft projects. Girls develop more rapidly than boys.
Advice for Parents: Provide opportunities for team games and handicrafts. Start teaching about bodily changes. Explain menstruation to both boys and girls.