• Traits of a Seven Year Old
     

    • Is in a responsive age.

    • Reaches out for new experiences trying to relate himself to his enlarged world.

    • Is developing language rapidly, likes to talk and uses language to tell stories and to express his/her feelings.

    • Is often dreamy or absorbed.

    • Likes to be given responsibility.

    • Learns better in an active situation.

    • Is interested in books and the information they offer.

    • Likes television and may need limits placed on what he is allowed to see.

    • Often seems restless.

    • Likes to win.

    • Is learning to stand up for his/her own rights.

    • Is increasingly sensitive to what other children and adults think of him/her and whether they like and approve of him/her.

    • Has difficulty accepting criticism from adults.

    • Reacts poorly to being teased or ridiculed.

    • Has a strong drive toward independence and wants to assume the standards of children slightly older, but does not trust himself.

    • Needs adult support and encouragement to be independent and spontaneous.

    • Lives primarily in the immediate present, but is beginning to have more understanding of time.

    • Still dawdles.

    • Understands the purpose of money.

    • Takes some responsibility for his own actions, is concerned with right and wrong, and does not completely understand truthfulness and honesty.

    Compiled by Katherine Abt, Baltimore City Dept. of Social Services, Division of day Care Training Unit

Last Modified on January 12, 2018