3-5 Year Olds

Skillful at walking, climbing, jumping, hopping, skipping, marching, and galloping

Able to throw, catch, kick, and bounce balls

Can engage in long periods of active play and exercise


6-8 Year Olds

Emphasize teaching and encouragement to build self-esteem.

They gain an understanding of a game-like environment and rules and regulations.

They will need to review the rules and limits repeatedly. Have them help set some of the rules and limits.

They are still mastering basic skills such as jumping and skipping.

They will continue playing even when tired. Children’s respiratory systems are not as developed as adults.

By age 7 or 8, most children know how to make snack choices of their own.


9-11 Year Olds

A major decline in fitness occurs if children feel they are not a “star.”

Become more sedentary.

Girls will stop being active or drop out of playing sports if the boys are becoming more dominant.

Peer acceptance is key.


12-14 Year Olds

Body fat increases with girls.

Muscles begin to develop more.

Both sexes are heavily influenced by their peers.


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