From approximately age 6 through early adolescence, children are most often known as grade schoolers. At this stage, like the name says, children enter grade school. During the early grade school years, children may rely more on parents for their emotional and social needs. As the child moves through these years toward adolescence, peers factor in more and play larger roles in the child's life. Physically, the grade schooler has the gross motor abilities to tackle new forms of movement, such as sports or dance lessons, as well as fine motor skills that allow for realistic drawing and writing of the alphabet. Grade school-aged children are also taking on more of an academic role and learn educational basics that they will use throughout their life, such as mathematics, language, writing and science.