early childhood education

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Early childhood is a stage in human development. It generally includes toddlerhood and some time afterwards. Play age is an unspecific designation approximately within the scope of early childhood. Some age-related development periods and examples of defined intervals are: newborn (ages 0–4 weeks); infant (ages 4 weeks – 1 year); toddler (ages 1–3 years); preschooler (ages 4–6 years); school-aged child (ages 6–13 years); adolescent (ages 13–19) psychology the term "early childhood" is usually defined as the time period from the age of two until the age of six or seven years. There are three simultaneous development stages: Physical growth and development[edit] In this phase there is significant synaptic growth and myelination of…show more content…
Fine Motor Skills[edit] There are several developmental expectations for children to reach by the time they reach the age of 2. Children are expected to be able to draw simple shapes such as circles, squares and triangles. They should also be able to cut out such shapes as these. By doing such activities as these develops the children 's fine motor skills, by strengthening there fingers and developing there finger control.[7] Fine Motor Skill Education Main article: Early childhood education Infants and toddlers experience life more holistically than any other age group[8] Social, emotional, cognitive, language, and physical lessons are not learned separately by very young children. Adults who are most helpful to young children interact in ways that understand that the child is learning from the whole experience, not just that part of the experience to which the adult gives attention.. The most information learned occurs between birth and the age of three, during this time humans develop more quickly and rapidly then they would at any other point in their life. Love, affection, encouragement and mental stimulation from the parents or guardians of these young children aid in development. At this time in life, the brain is growing rapidly and it is easier for information to be absorbed; parts of the brain can nearly double in a year. During this stage, children need
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