By Joyce Destefanis, M.A. , Nancy Firchow, M.L.S.
In the early school years, you won't see dramatic changes in your child's motor skills because this is a period of refinement, when coordination improves and fine motor skills are sharpened. But you will notice remarkable changes in his social and thinking skills. Your child is now building on the base of skills he developed during early childhood and moving toward greater independence, both intellectually and emotionally.
Now more socially aware, your child thinks about the world around him.
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