Physical Development Ages 9-11

by Nicole & Sarah

Puberty Begins

  • girls can begin around 8, while boys begin around 9
  • they will develop a body odor
  • an increase in sweat rate
  • an increase in skin oils
  • for some, acne will begin to develop
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Physical Capabilities Improve

  • refinement of depth perception and visual anticipation
  • develop the complex integration of upper and lower extremity reciprocal actions
  • can experience a steady increase in large muscle development, strength, balance, and coordination
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Tips to Keep in Mind

  • they will be very active and have lots of energy
  • plan activities that allow them to move about
  • avoid competitions between genders