They develop new hobbies and skills.
By second grade, children have been exposed to enough activities to choose something they like and do it by themselves. They can take the initiative and see a task through. Unlike the typical first grader, a second grader may care deeply about the final product of her efforts.
What you should do: Take an interest in your child’s new hobbies. If your child writes a story, read it to a family member. If she draws a picture, display it in your home.