Enjoy playing in pairs
Are now able to take another’s perspective.
Still unable to think abstractly – be patient.
Cooling system still less efficient than adults – still make sure to give frequent water breaks.
Still prefer playing to watching – keep everyone active during practice.
Limited attention span
Have an understanding of time and sequence – “if I do this, then that happens”.
Some now have a third or fourth speed in addition to stopped and as fast as possible.
Very aware of adult reactions – be very aware of your reactions.
Seek out adult approval and need reassurance – be supportive.
Begin to become aware of peer perception – a social order is beginning to develop.
Wide range of abilities between children at this age
Beginning to develop motor memories
Some become more competitive