School-age children want their opinion to be heard and to know that what they think is important. School-age children are balancing between what their friends and peers think and still pleasing the authorities in their lives, parents, and teachers. These children have mastered working independently but are easily guided into new, inventive ideas.

Interested in cooperative group activities and games, the school-age children can develop their own games with a twist on the well-known rules. With new games and rules to follow, most of the children jump right in without much resistance or they negotiate with the group to make the rules acceptable to everyone. With such varied ages, abilities, and interests, the teachers provide activities that capture the interest of everyone on one level or another.


The work of a school-age children is achieving