Third Grade Social Development

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They enjoy sports and games.

It’s no coincidence that many schools start organized sports at third grade. Kids this age understand rules and strategies much better than in years past, and they’re experiencing a great jump in physical development. Third graders also enjoy complicated board games, card games and video games.

What you should do: Offer to help with sports teams and other activities. Play games at home and help your child improve at them. Encourage good sportsmanship and use games to reinforce good behavior.