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Age Level Characteristics Resource
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Age Level Characteristics Resource Download

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Are you meeting your students where they are developmentally, adapting what you do to fit their abilities, needs, and life issues?
Order the Age Level Characteristics Resource Download to better understand how people progress through the various age levels. Learn about their physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual characteristics at 11 different age brackets. (Scroll down for a breakdown of the ages.)

About This Resource

The Age Level Characteristics Resource Download contains a total of 79 pages you are permitted to reproduce in full for your teachers or according to the age bracket they teach. -- Great for Sunday School Superintendents, Directors of Christian Education, and others responsible for training teachers of various age levels.
You will find the following for each of the eleven age brackets:

  1. An introductory article which can stand alone or accompany the worksheet -- a good way for teachers begin to get to know their students
  2. A worksheet with characteristics and some suggested implications pertaining to physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual development -- a good way to assess one's teaching in light of these implications to determine steps for improvement
  3. A one page listing of the characteristics without the suggested implications -- a good way for individual teachers to review the characteristics or for a group of teachers to discuss what they think implications would be
Following is the breakdown of age levels under each age division:
(To order the age divisions separately, click on the link to go to the page for that module.)

Early Childhood Module:

Infant: Birth to Age 2

Article: So, you're in the Nursery. What difference can you make?

Toddler: Ages 2-3

Article: "Let the little children come to me." --Didn't Jesus know that toddlers are the "terrible two's" and "horrible three's?"

Pre-Primary: Ages 4-5

Article: My Favorite Activity: Play; My Most Used Word: "Why?"; My Growth Need: Taking Initiative -- I am a Pre-Primary Child.

Grade School Module:

Primary: Grades 1-2

Article: The Word for Primary Age Children: New

Junior: Grades 3-6

Article: You don't know the password because you aren't one of them ... a child between the ages of 9 to 11.

Youth (Teens) Module:

Junior High: Grades 7-9

Article: Teach Junior High Students??? - It's not the end of the world!

Senior High: Grades 10-12

Article: Commitment: Do High School students even know the definition of commitment?

Adults Module:

College & Career: Ages 18-24

Article: Paint the right picture when teaching College and Career age.

Young Adult: Ages 25-40

Article: What young adults, ages 25-40, need as they try to navigate life's responsibilities and challenges

Middle Age Adult: Ages 40-60

Article: To Dread or to Embrace? --That is the Question for Middle Aged Adults

Older Age Adult: Ages 60+

Article: Our senior adults need to feel important, like their contribution still matters --because it does!


This resource is available only as a download in a zip file with PDFs inside it.

Files must be extracted from the zip file to use the resource after saving the download to your computer. Many computers will allow you to do that simply by right clicking on the saved file and then choosing 'Extract All'. Be sure to always use the unzipped folder.
Adobe Reader is required to open the PDFs.

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What You Need to Know As the Purchaser of the Age Level Characteristics Resource Download:

  • You have permission to reproduce as many copies of this resource as needed for yourself or for current and future teachers. It may not, however, be freely distributed beyond your sphere of ministry.
  • You may not put this information in any format that you would sell.
  • You may not copy this resource in whole or in part onto a web site or into any other digital format.