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Child Development

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Tessa Staab

on 24 May 2017

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Transcript of Child Development

Child Development
Physical Development
MOTOR SKILLS--an ability that depends on the development of muscle.
Social Development
A new born baby's brain contains about 100 billion brain cells.
connections in the brain grow with experiences
these connections promote thought, emotions, and movement
to promote brain development children need to be exposed to lots of different experiences
Stimulation--excitement of the
outside world.
-children need to be served healthy, well balanced meals to get the proper nutrients needed.
as a family, a positive attitude is needed about food to keep kids interested
We need clothes for protection from the weather
clothing for children needs to be safe and durable
clothing also needs to allow for freedom of movement
helps develop strong bones, muscles, and motor skills
gross motor skills--skills formed using large muscle groups
fine motor skills--skills formed using small muscle groups
our bodies need rest to rebuild energy
Medical Care
Medical care for infants begins BEFORE birth and should last until the age of 18
A Safe
-child proof the house
-monitor the child
-monitoring should not end until maturity
self care
When a child takes over their own physical care.
-shower on own
-dress themselves
-bathroom on own
-brush teeth on own
-tie own shoes
Latch key child--a child left home by themselves after school for a short period of time.
Begins at birth
Babies thrive on love and attention from family and friends of the family.
babies show their affection in their own ways
-waving arms and legs
communication is
important to building
a relationship at any
positive exchanges are a big part of social development
relationship skills are learned by observation
This is the bond between the parent and the child.
Children thrive when loved and nurtured
As a child grows, they need to learn how to handle negative emotions.
Parents work on building character in their children.
Children will look to older family members for their approval of their actions.
Moral Development takes on a strong social element
Older family members need to model positive behaviors

Intellectual Development
Babies are born knowing nothing
Parents must guide learning and teach the child
They fuel mental growth
They learn
through their
senses and
Sensory experiences include:
bright colors
range of sounds
intriguing smells
different textures
Kids learn through quiet play and group play
Children draw from experiences to form ideas about the outside world
Two ways of thinking
Logical Thinking
A child can think logically by age 7
Logical thinking means putting things into broad categories
Abstract Thinking
A child can think abstractly by age 11 or 12
Thinking abstractly means using your imagination to predict the future

Language opens up a new world for children
Growth and development are
enhanced when words are learned
Parents nurture language from the day the child is born
Language and communication is not only words
Sign language at a young age can help determine what a child needs
Language is nurtured by repeating and saying
words and describing everyday items
-riding a bike
-picking up a large ball
-playing an instrument
-picking up a pencil
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