Chapter 12Tweens (Ages 9–12)

Tweens are transitioning out of childhood and into the teen years. They can vary wildly in maturity. Their mood swings can be just as varying.

This chapter discusses the developmental milestones of children ages 9–12, including:

  • An overview of their cognitive development
  • Language and communication skills
  • Mathematical thinking
  • Motor skill development
  • Social and emotional development
  • Developmentally appropriate games for this age
Figure 12.1 Image used under Creative Commons Attribution License by Flickr member woodleywonderworks.

Figure 12.1 Image used under Creative Commons Attribution License by Flickr member woodleywonderworks.

Developmental Milestones

Tweens improve rapidly in their ability to remember ...

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