Observing children’s development is very important while they are growing up. When a child is physical growing every child growth may not be the same. At this age the child may began to lose fat and gain muscles. Children’s that are at the age of 2 and 3 height will increase faster than the weight. Motor skills are when you observe a child when they are engaging in with others and using their muscles. When children’s use their fine motor skills, there is so much that you can observe as simple as a child climbing the stairs. The main purpose of a child using there fine motor skills is to gain more control of their muscle movements. That’s why sending your child to a preschool because this will help them master those skills.
Infants go through different developmental stages. It is a part of the human life cycle. The beginning stages of an infant’s life is the most developing (Payne & Issacs, 2012). One of the stages that infant go through is the Late Infancy Stage. During the Late Infancy Stage, infants between 7-9 months reach many different milestones. As the infant grows and becomes aware of their surrounding the more developed they become. Infants discover new things daily and it is important to support their growth. Late Infancy stage involves the gross motor, fine motor, oral- motor, cognitive language, personal and social
Development is a main part of child's life whether it is a gross motor, sensory, cognitive or fine motor skills. In the toddler age motor skills is developing continuously in child. My first activity is a piggy bank fun. In this age, we cannot give them real coin because of choking hazard. So, i used tokens of different color. Every child love to put coin in the box. The next activity is a straw game. Both of the game is about fill and empty the container. This activity will help to enhance their fine motor skill. Fine motor skill means the co-ordination between hand and fingers with the use of eyes. It will help them to concentrate and engage in play. Children will notice the object with its size, shape and color. This activity will help children to learn about some objects are heavy, lighter or slippery. They can improve their grip for object. This development is very essential in child because not only the fine motor skill develop but they can understand how the world
Babies or children ages birth to 12 are constantly learning new things. They learn from people around them or learned nature. Children develop and grow every year. With every year comes new milestones. New achieved milestones mean your baby is learning new things and has begun to grow into the life long character.
Physical development of children correlates to other areas of development, for example, fine and gross motor and results in healthy development of the brain. A teacher should observe and assess the development of the learners’ fine-motor coordination and gross-motor developmental milestones during outdoor play. However, children grow at different rates, which is an indication that a child may regress in a skill or reach a milestone earlier than another.
Of course we now that these stages are general and all children develop on their own timeline, but the exposure to such activities is essential in children’s development. Therefore we allow our children or students to manipulate games, objects and tool that will help them develop gradually their strength, control, hand-eye coordination, and manipulation of their arms, risks, hands and fingers, legs, and feet. Not to mention the importance that Physical development has in all the other areas of development. Physical Development addresses any change in the body, including how children grow, how they move, and how they perceive their environment. But it also connects to cognitive development pertains to the mental processes (e.g., language, memory, problem solving) that children use to acquire and use knowledge. As well as to emotional and social development from how children handle relationships with
Physically two to six year olds are refining their gross and fine motor skills such as being able to catch a ball, skipping, hopping and running (McDevitt & Ormrod, 2010, p. 24) This is important because their ability to refine their skills improves the more they practice and as they get older. An example of this is stated in (Berk, 2000, p. 177) “at the age of two and three, they throw a ball rigidly, using only their arms but by the time they reach four and five, they rotate the body and step forward as they throw it”.
For a child simple movement through out their personal space and home initates basic movement from the start simple task such as reaching for items or even head movements towards things. Basic movement such as turning and lifting the head during exploring and play time aids for infants to visually explorers the play space.
After I watched the video, I learned that infants and toddlers develop a lot of skills during their regular routine at the childcare. Many people think that little children only need eat and sleep, but they didn’t realize little children can learn a lot during simple activities, such as, change the diaper, feeding, play, listen music, read a book or only talk with them. The infants and toddlers need often stimulation to know the world, explore, recognize feelings, and learn self-control.
Throughout development humans acquire motor, social, and cognitive skills. From the video titled “Lots of Babies”, it can be observed that most of the children shown in the video are children that have not strengthen their upper and lower extremities. Through motor development the child will go through different stages in which she/he learns to get around their environment using their body. For the first months of the child’s life they are learning how to control their posture and mobility. There is a particular example of this in which an infant girl is first laying on her back in a pronate position. As the infant is on her back she tries to reach for her right leg. The mother then tries to get the infant's attention with a small toy and instructing
For infant fine motor skill can be integrated in activities is to help increase hand a finger movement stage by teaching pincer grasp to take object in and out of a container. They can also be integrated in to a poking game or activity they need
Before six months of age, babies have already achieved of grasping into objects, turning their heads and reaching reflexes. Other than the reflexes, since the toy is intended for six months to begin, by this age period, the baby starts to have support on some weight with their legs, meaning that when they stand, they’ll have support weight on their legs and they might bounce, and later on they are able to sit independently without support. The toy does elicit motor skills because it has a ball drop that can a help develop a baby’s motor skills, such as a baby being able to catch the ball when it drops with either one hand or two hands, in that way they will discover what their bodies are capable
After the child is born, it loses about 5 to 10 percent of the birth weight. Between 3-6 months the infant weight doubles from when they were born. During their first year the infant’s growth will triple. Growth during these stages is very rapid but then become slower after the toddler stages. As with height, according to the Mayo Clinic, from the time they are born to about 6 months, the child grows about 1/2inch to 1 inch/ month. Then from 6-12 months, the baby grows only about 1 cm/
Infants and toddlers learn and express themselves through their bodies. For them, motor skills are a way to achieve their goals. Fine and gross motor skills help children become more independent. They allow infants and toddlers to indicate their needs (e.g., food or diaper change), feed themselves, pick up and hold objects, or move towards their caregiver and so much more. (Wittmer
Children, especially young, need to learn basic motor skills to make their physical life easier when they get older. Sometimes motor skills come to us phylogenetically, such as walking, but often times we