The Child from Year 1-Year 3

  • Physical Developmental Milestones-year 1

    -turns several pages of a book at a time.
    -picks up small objects witht humb and forefinger.
    -moves objects from hand to hand.
    -may walk along or while holding a caregiver's hand.
    -sits down without help.
    -slides down stairs backward, one step at a time.
  • Self Feeding-year 1

    Children eat a variety of foods. Finger foods, like slices of bananas, are popular. They should always avoid hard foods because they can choke more easily. Using a sppon to eat usually begins before the age of one. When they start drinking from a cup, the training cup is a good choice to use first.
  • Social Developmental Milestones-year 1

    -plays alone but often near others.
    -dislikes sharing toys.
    -desires approval.
    -fears some strangers.
  • Intellectual Developmental Milestones-year 1

    -begins to put two words together.
    -names common objects and people.
    -understands "no" but ignores.
    -finds hidden objects.
  • Piaget's Four Periods of Learning: birth-2 years

    Children learn through their senses and own actions.
  • Period: to

    1-3 years

  • Emotional Development-year 1 1/2

    Children become sel-centered, meaning that they think about their own needs and wants, not those of others. Instructions are not always successful with children of this age. The eighteen-month-olds are very difiant, trying to establish some control over their life.
  • Social Patterns-year 1 1/2

    Children usually begin developing some independence from the family unit. The closest relationships continue to be those with their families. Also trips around the playground or other oppurtunites to be with children and other adults who aren't apart of the family is a great way to learn about the outside world.
  • Physical Developmental Milestones-year 1 1/2

    -stacks from two to four blocks.
    -grasps crayons with a fist and scribbles.
    -walks well.
    -jumps in place.
    -climbs up or down one stair.
    -pull toys with wheels.
  • Physical Developmental Milestones-year 2

    -stacks six blocks.
    -turns one page of a book at a time.
    -picks up objects fromt he floor without losing balance.
    -walks wiht more coordination and confidence.
    -jumps off the bottom step.
    -pushes self on wheeled toys.
  • Self Feeding-year 2

    Children in this age group can usually feed themselves and learn to use a fork, but they often take a long time to eat. They are trying to improve their fine motor skills as well as getting nutrition. The child should eat with the rest of the family at this age.
  • Emotional Development-year 2

    Their speech and motor skills have improved, relieving some sources of frustration. A two-year-old understands more and is able to wait longer for various needs to be met. A child at this age expresses love and affection freely and seeks approval and praise.
  • Social Patterns-year 2

    Children have begun to develop an impressive list of social skills. They're especially good at understanding and interacting with their main caregivers. Children can read their caregivers moods and guage what kind of behavior the caregiver is likely to accept.
  • Social Devlopmental Milestones-year 2

    -engages in parallel play.
    -plays simple games with others.
    -bosses other children.
    -says "please" if prompted.
  • Intellectual Developmental Milestones-year 2

    -uses two-to three-word sentences.
    -knows about 500 words.
    -follows simple directions.
    -identifies colors.
  • Physical Developmental Milestones-year 2 1/2

    -stacks eight blocks.
    -screws lids on and off containers.
    -draws circles and horizontal and vertical lines.
    -alternates feet goind up stairs but not going down.
    -runs but may not be able to stop smoothly.
    -throws a ball overhead but inaccuratley.
  • Emotional Development-year 2 1/2

    The child may feel overwhelmes and frustation becomes anger. Their desires and their ability to comprehend tasks exceed their physical ability to perform. Toddles arent as easily distracted as they were when they were eighteen months, now they are more aware of everything.
  • Social Patterns-year 2 1/2

    A child may refuse to do anyhting at all for one person, while happily doing anything another person asks. Children are beginning to learn about the rights of others. They begin responding to the idea of fairness. Social play is still parallel and works best with two children.
  • Physical Developmental Milestones-year 3

    -stacks nine or ten blocks.
    -cuts with scissors.
    -draws reconizable pictures.
    -jumps up and down in place with both feet.
    -catches a ball with arms straight.
    -rides a trycicle.
  • Self Feeding-year 3

    Most children are quite skillful using a spoon and fork. Three-year-olds have a full set of primary teeth, so chewing foods isn't a problem. Meats and other tough foods should be cut into smaller pieces.
  • Emotional Development-year 3

    The child at this age is generally happy and eager to help with anything. They are more cooperative and are learning to be considerate. More willing to take directions from others, and will modify their behavior in order to win praise and affection. They generally have fewer temper tantrums than younger children.
  • Social Patterns-year 3

    People become important to children at this age. They learn how to share, help, or do things another person's way just to please someone. Children begin cooperative play, actually playing with one another. They build sand castles together, push toy tractors down the same roads, and park their toy cars side by side in the same area,
  • Social Developmental Milestones-year 3

    -takes part in brief group activities(cooperative play).
    -takes turns.
    -likes to help.
    -shows affection.
  • Intellectual Developmental Milestones-year 3

    -usues longer sentences.
    -knows about 900 words.
    -follows two-part directions.
    -sorts by color and shape.