It can be a bit of a mix bag for a 10 year old. While some children steam ahead and jump feet first straight into puberty, making them appear more mature, others will slowly amble towards it and remain much more child-like. But they are all still ten year olds!
This is a time of BIG changes – all round. And some might be a bit overwhelming for both the child and the career.
The physical changes are pretty easy to see. They have good control over both large and small muscle groups which means they easily take to activities like dancing and team sports. But they will also have built up better endurance which means these physical games can last longer.
As those physical abilities expand so do the mental ones. Family game night or game time can become more complicated and games can last longer. Even if those games move to be more ‘friends’ game time as a ten year old may want more time with friends.
Fine motor skills keep improving too so it might be a good time for introducing new and more complicated arts and crafts. At aged 10, it’s also likely that they will let you know what those new arts and crafts should be as they become more aware of their personal interests.