Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Childhood

Stage in the human life cycle that succeeds infancy and precedes the juvenile growth stage. The childhood stage usually begins at weaning (between the ages of one and three in many cultures) and lasts until the age of about ten years. During this interval children are still dependent upon adults for food and other resources, including intensive care. Childhood is characterized by greater neurological development and less physical development.

See child.

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