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.
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