Child Development

  • Height and Weight

    Height and Weight
    During Pregnacy, the embryo increases in size, and develops fingers, toes, eyes, ears, a nose, a mouth, a heart, and a circulatory system
  • Birth

    Even after birth, babies are born with reflexes. Some reflexes are necessary for survival, such as rooting that allows them to drink their mother's breast milk. A baby automatically starts to suck when objects touch their lips and around their cheeks.
  • Perceptual Development

    Perceptual Development
    (Two Months Old) A baby is interested in many photos, including human faces , newsprint, and colorful disks without patterns. They take notice of patterns once they reach 15-20 weeks old.
  • Sensorimotor Stage

    Sensorimotor Stage
    Around the age of three to four months infants start to understand the relationship between physical movements and their senses. During this time they may touch their hands and legs.
  • Mother Attatchment

    Mother Attatchment
    Infants develop a specific attatchments to their mothers a few months after birth. Psychologists Mary Ainsworth found that before the infant forms the attatchment with its mother, it prefers to be held by anybody over being alone. They become attathed to their mothers from being comforted by them, and becomes a stronger attatchment when they are fed by their mothers.
  • Motor Development

    Motor Development
    A child, after birth, is able to move from its stomach to its side
  • Secure Attachment

    Secure Attachment
    The child has a secure attachment with their parents, by making him feel safe and secure. Also by smiling and giving positive attention reassures the secure attatchment
  • Motor Development

    Motor Development
    A child, after birth, is able to crawl. Creating an easier way to move around
  • Perceptual Development

    Perceptual Development
    By the time a baby learns how to crawl, a baby refuses to crawl on top of a glass covered drop-off, even when their mothers call out to them on the opposite side. The older infants have learned, while crawling, that drop-offs are dangerous.
  • Stranger Anxiety

    Stranger Anxiety
    (8 months after birth) During this time infants create a fear of strangers, of stranger anxiety. Infants cry or reach for their parents when they are in the presence of a strangers, with the most distressing part being when they are held by a stranger
  • Object Permanence

    Object Permanence
    A child understands that an object exists even when they cannot see or touch it. When a teddy bear, or toy, is hidden behind a screen, they understand that it is behind the screen.
  • Triple Weight

    Triple Weight
    A baby t riples their birth weight by the time of their first birthday.
  • Unconditional Positive Regard

    Unconditional Positive Regard
    The parents love their child and accept they way they behave, good or bad. Children who reveive unconditional positive regard have higher self-esteem than those who do not reveive it-conditional positive regard.
  • Preoperational Stage

    Preoperational Stage
    Around two years of age, a child's senorimoter stage begins to end. They start to use worods to represent objects. Children of this age do not understand the law of conservation, and will say that a taller glass will have more water than a short one. Even if they have been shown two tall glasses of water and then one is poured into the shorter one.
  • Concrete-Operational Stage

    Concrete-Operational Stage
    When most children enter the age of seven, they enter into the concrete-operational stage, when they begin to show signs of adult thinking. They mostly think with the information they know from experience.