Physical Development        

6-8 Years old

9-11 years old

12-14 years old

15-18 years old

Are mastering physical skills

 

Have more control over large muscles than small ones

 

Are physically active

Show improvement in large muscle development

 

Exhibit increasingly small muscle coordination

 

Are maturing at different rates

Exhibit a wide variety of sexual maturity and growth patterns

 

Exhibit rapid changes in physical appearance and body function

 

May experience uneven individual growth patterns

Exhibit slower steadier growth rate and a smaller range in size and maturity among peers

 

Are concerned about caring for their bodies and body image

Reference:  Youth Works (Kansas State University). (2001).   Lets Start Where They Are, Part 1 [Interactive DVD]