Children demand a lot of time, attention and love. They are constantly growing, mentally and physically, and it can be hard for parents to keep up with all the changes. When it comes to early childhood development, how do you know if your toddler is on track? Julia and Mike Cato, grandparents and owners of Cherokee Academy at Clayton in Canton, GA, provide childcare for kids of all ages, and are familiar with important developmental milestones for toddlers. Here are some things parents should keep an eye on:
Many of us have had the opportunity to observe infants and how they develop through time, whether it is our children, siblings, or just a family friend we can all agree it is extremely interesting to watch children grow. I am currently about 8 months pregnant and I feel it is very important for me to understand how my daughter-to-be will develop. It is important for parents especially to know how a child should grow and mature so they know if their children are on the right track or not. Without knowing how a child is supposed to develop one may never know if their child has a developmental disability or not. The best way to diagnose a developmental disability is the parents
In order to apply theories and models of child development to support children’s development we must get to know each individual child by building a good relationship with the children through play, communication and answering to their personal needs. Observation and assessment is also key so that we know what each child is capable of and what they are working towards/could be encouraged towards. Good communication with parents is also beneficial as it helps the carer to see what the child is doing at home and to identify if there are things they do or don’t do at nursery that is different from home. It also helps to work out ways of encouraging development at home and at nursery.
0-3 years From the stages between 0-3 year’s children are learning their reflexes, about people around them, how to play alongside others etc. During this stage it is very important that all children get every type development without any problems as this may cause harsh conditions for them in the future.
The expected pattern of children’s early years development from 0-5 years consists of Physical, Intellectual and Social and Emotional development. Children aged 0-5 years are expected to be able to walk, talk and interact with other children and adults by the time they are aged 5. Social Development is where a child learns to interact with other people and how to behave in different social situations and how to understand other people 's feelings and their own feelings and how to manage them.
They will be delayed in their physical development due to difficulties with the lower brain which is responsible for balance and co-ordination. They may also have a difference in muscle tone and find it difficult to gauge how much to grip an object. This delay in physical development will have an impact on the child’s social and emotional development also as they may not get as much chance to play and interact with other children in their peer group.
It is imperative for a mother to take care of herself while pregnant. This will give the fetus a better chance at healthy developmental milestones. One way to achieve this is through a healthy diet which aids fetal brain development. Moreover, taking the supplemental vitamins recommended by the physician helps too. Finally, a mother should try to eliminate too much stress in her life while pregnant. This can have a negative impact on the pregnancy. This is what healthy development looks like during conception. At 3 months the baby is fully formed. The hands, arms, feet and toes are all present. Also, the bodily organs are present but need to mature more at this point. During the 3-6 month period is where the most rapid brain development takes place (Hutchison, 2013). This is the trimester where you begin to feel movement. At 6-9 months the baby continues to grow and mature to prepare for entry into the world.
The reason why Ms. Carolyn stated that it is important to track developmental milestones is because you will never know when you will catch something different from the child. It also helps with making a milestone checklist because it helps with keeping up with each child’s progress. Because of using a checklist, it helps keep Ms. Carolyn in check and helps with thinking of things her children should be doing next. It’s also important to track developmental milestone because it’s useful for the families of the children. The reason why it is important for the families is because it can give great information with families so they know what to look for next along with her.
A child development is influenced in many ways such as their background, health and environment. These factors will have an impact on the child’s different areas of development.
Children gain skills and abilities as they grow,the changes in their capabilities and personalaties develop with age. There are many factors which distinguish each child such as diet, stimulation, environment,medical conditions,and illness. But most children generally develop at a similar rate.There are four key area of developmet which are; physical, social and emotional,cognitive(intellectual), and language developmet. Younger children between birth and five generally develop at much more rapid rate in comparison to older children. Growth and development begins at the moment of conception and continues until much later in life. Below i have listed the sequences and rate at which children develop.
Babies and toddlers show amazing progress in all aspects of their development from birth to three years, considering they are born with simple reflexes and are quite helpless and dependent. It is essential to have a good understanding of the development stages in this group in order to support their development. The changes that occur in a child’s development in the first few years of life are truly remarkable. Practitoners note children’s
The sequence of childrenâ€TMs development for each age from birth to 19 is divided into five aspects which are physical, language, social and emotional, and intellect. Childrenâ€TMs development is continuous and different ways, the sequence in which they develop will about the same as they
This paper is going to carry out a literature review on cognitive development in infants. The paper will review cognitive development in infants at different stages. Effects of early experience on mental development in infants will also be discussed. The research question and the hypothesis of the research will also be given.
Children and young peopleâ€TMs development is considered in sequences as apposed to stages of development which suggest a child of x-age should be able to do x y & z. By thinking of development in sequences suggests that while children follow the same pattern or route of development they do not necessarily develop through these sequences at fixed ages. However, age ranges are used as framework for understanding the pattern of development. It is essential to remember however that children of any age are individuals and therefore will develop at different rates and there are varying factors that can impact the rate of development. In addition, development at each sequence cannot be seen in isolation as once sequence cannot take part without development