Physical development of a child

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According to John Santrock, "Development" can be defines as a pattern of change that begins at conception and continues throughout the human 's life, while the Oxford school dictionary defines "Physical" as having to do with the body rather than the mind. This article I examined written by Alex Brooks with further clarification from John Santrock, Brooks believe that person 's view of physical development is more than just hitting the right percentiles on a height chart. He believes that with research conducted by the Australian Department of Health and Aging shows that all babies grow in the same order but at completely different rates where he then shows were one seven month child maybe be chatting madly while another maybe playing…show more content…
Basically in fine movement these researches are important because it visualizes to how a child uses these small muscles gradually improves to a point of handedness as Santrock says and this I also think doesn 't entirely based on muscles but is shows the level of development in the brain to carry out certain instructions that is given. Alex then outlined another huge child physical development to be the ability of vision and hearing. This ability of vision as Alex showcase help these young individuals to see both near and far objects and I therefore believes that as their cognitive phases develops they can interpret them and the ability of hearing gives them the opportunity to interpret sound, this ability allows them to also produce sound "language" which is indeed another huge milestone for them based on adaption of sounds from persons in the environment. Finally, the last milestone that Alex 's research shows which is a contributive factor in a child 's physical development is their emotional and social behavior. In relation to these behaviors he outlines that a child begins to learn and interact with others throughout the environment and additionally John Santrock says that parents should develop a model known as "reciprocal socialization", in which the interaction of parents and child is very intense where parents socialize with child and child socialize with parents. In concluding, what these researches conducted really
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