Your child has entered middle childhood. Read on for what to expect preschool age cognitive development your 8- to 10-year-old child. By the time your child is 8-years-old, he has firmly entered middle childhood.
No longer a wide-eyed novice, he has a great many skills that he will continue to build on to expand his mental abilities in dramatic ways for the next several years. This ability means that they understand that certain properties of an object will remain the same, even if outward qualities change. For instance, by age 8, children understand that if there are two rows of five pennies, but one is spread so that the pennies are further apart, both rows still have the same total number of pennies. Over the course of the concrete operational period, children also begin to reason more accurately.