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What can my child do at this age?

As your child continues to grow, you will notice new and exciting abilities that your child develops. While children may progress at different rates and have diverse interests, the following are some of the common milestones children may reach in this age group:

6 – 7 Year Olds

  • Enjoys many activities and stays busy
  • Likes to paint and draw
  • May lose first tooth
  • Vision is as sharp as an adult’s vision
  • Practices skills in order to become better
  • Jumps rope
  • Rides a bike

8 – 9 Year Olds

  • More graceful with movements and abilities
  • Jumps, skips, and chases
  • Dresses and grooms self completely
  • Can use tools (i.e., hammer, screwdriver)

10 – 12 Year Olds

  • Remainder of adult teeth will develop
  • Likes to sew and paint

What does my child understand?

As children enter into school-age, their abilities and understanding of concepts and the world around them continue to grow. While children may progress at different rates, the following are some of the common milestones children may reach in this age group:

6 – 7 Year Olds

  • Understands concept of numbers
  • Knows daytime and nighttime
  • Knows right and left hands
  • Can copy complex shapes, such as a diamond
  • Can tell time
  • Can understand commands with three separate instructions
  • Can explain objects and their use
  • Can repeat three numbers backwards
  • Can read age-appropriate books and/or materials

    8 – 9 Year Olds

    • Can count backwards
    • Knows the date
    • Reads more and enjoys reading
    • Understands fractions
    • Understands concept of space
    • Draws and paints
    • Can name months and days of week, in order
    • Enjoys collecting objects

    10 – 12 Year Olds

    • Writes stories
    • Likes to write letters
    • Reads well
    • Enjoys using the telephone

    How does my child interact with others?

    A very important part of growing up is the ability to interact and socialize with others. During the school-age years, parents will see a transition in their child as he or she moves from playing alone to having multiple friends and social groups. While friendships become more important, the child is still fond of his or her parents and likes being part of a family. While every child is unique and will develop different personalities, the following are some of the common behavioral traits that may be present in your child:

    6 – 7 Year Olds

    • Cooperates and shares
    • Jealous of others and siblings
    • Likes to copy adults
    • Likes to play alone, but friends are becoming important
    • Plays with friends of the same gender
    • May have occasional temper tantrums
    • Modest about body
    • Likes to play board games

    8 – 9 Year Olds

    • Likes competition and games
    • Starts to mix friends and play with children of the opposite gender
    • Modest about body
    • Enjoys clubs and groups, such as Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts
    • Becoming interested in boy-girl relationships, but does not admit it

    10 – 12 Year Olds

    • Friends are very important; may have a best friend
    • Increased interest in the opposite gender
    • Likes and respects parents
    • Enjoys talking to others

    F.A.Q.

    What age can my child join Summer Camp?

    Summer camp is a summer program for elementary children from the ages of 5-12 or Kindergarten to the 5th grade.

    What is the ratio?

    The ratio is 1:18 which means 1 teacher to every 18 students.

    What does my child’s day look like at Summer Camp?

    During the summer children will go on field trips and have special guests each week. Children will also engage in activities that are themed based and most of all fun. We want the school-age children to have the best experience they possible can and most of all have fun.

    When will my child be leaving and returning from field trips?

    Most field trips leave around 10am and return by 2pm. This does vary based on location of the field trips.

    What does my child need at Summer Camp?

    Campers should bring a change of clothes, water bottle, sunscreen, and a bathing suit to keep at camp.

    Can my child bring their own lunch?

    They may bring their own lunch but all lunches and snacks are provided by Heartfelt.

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    What Our Families are Saying

    “The staff in the infant room at Heartfelt Impressions is one of a kind. They make my daughter feel like she’s right at home. They read to her, interact with her through music and play, and love her as if she was their own. When I leave her in the morning, I know she is in the best of hands and that she is going to have an amazing day.”

    “We couldn’t be happier about the choice we made to send our infant and 4-year-old daughters to Heartfelt Impressions!”

     

    “We are so happy with our experience at Heartfelt Impressions. We researched 25 local child care providers, touring 8. What sold us on Heartfelt was that they interact with the babies on a very personal level, as if each is their own.”