How They Grow in First Grade
Where They Are
The average six-year-old is extremely egocentric and wants to be the center of attention. She:
Wants to be the "best" and "first."
Has boundless energy.
May be oppositional, silly, brash, and critical.
Cries easily; shows a variety of tension-releasing behavior.
Is attached to the teacher.
Has difficulty being flexible.
Often considers fantasy real.
Where They're Going
At six years old, your child is learning to understand himself. You can help by encouraging him as he:
Develops a positive, realistic self-concept.
Learns to respect himself.
Begins to understand his own uniqueness.
Gains awareness of his feelings.
Learns to express feelings.
Learns how to participate in groups.
Begins to learn from his mistakes.
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