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    Physical Development From Age 6 to 10 Years

    Growth between the ages of 6 and 10 usually occurs in spurts but progresses at an overall steady pace. Most children gain an average of 7 lb (3 kg) and 2.5 in. (6 cm) each year.

    The loss of baby teeth and their replacement by permanent teeth is one of the most dramatic signs of physical development for this age group. Children lose and replace about four baby teeth a year during this period.

    In North America, puberty in girls is signaled by the development of breast buds. For boys, one of the first signs of puberty is enlargement of the testicles.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
    Specialist Medical ReviewerLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics

    Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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