Educating boys and girls: the differences in physical development
child begins to identify himself as a boy or a girl as early as 18 months.But gender identity and awareness of their similarities with other members of the male or female occur between the ages of two to six years.During this period, the child begins to behave in accordance with the lessons of gender behaviors.Most sociologists agree that the interaction of nature and nurture determines the further development of the gender role of the child.
Between the most significant stage of growth - infancy and adolescence - boys and girls grow and gain weight slowly but permanently.The difference in the physical development of boys and girls is manifested only in the last year of primary school, when girls begin to grow rapidly.The boys are temporarily behind, but catch them in a few years.
development of motor skills
basic motor skills (running, jumping, balancing) boys develop a little faster, while the girls are ahead of them in the development of fine motor skills (they will learn to keep small items: pens, pencils,and write).For this reason, girls are more likely to show interest in creative activities (painting, coloring, crafts).
Boys are also more aggressive and impulsive, which is due to the peculiarities of the structure of their brain.Pleasure center of the brain in males sensitive to risky, ventures.This does not mean that girls are not active and do not like to take risks, just a typical boy increasingly typical girl.
development of language skills
Boys begin to talk later than girls, and vocabulary in boys less.Girls are more receptive to non-verbal indicators, such as tone of voice and expression, so it is easier to communicate, because they can better understand and express the feelings and emotions Emotions and culture: how to decipher the emotional code .
So when the boy read the book aloud to describe what emotions the characters feel that he has learned to pay attention to the feelings of others.
girls before getting used to the pot than boys, although it is unclear whether this is due to physical differences between the sexes, or differences in socialization (usually just Mom teaches a child to the pot, and the girls themselves more easily to heridentify).Girls are also less likely to wet the bed.