Child Development

Timeline created by SpearChucker
  • The Newborn

    The Newborn
    Physical Development
    - Reflexes are a huge step. Development of reflexs means proper growth and succesful development.
    - Palmar reflex, Plantor reflex, babinski reflex, mord reflex, and walking reflex.
    - Newborns start to lose body weight. Body features are starting to develope.
    Social-emotional Development
    - Babies have three cries they use to talk. Pain, hunger, or upset/boredom.
    - Babies learn the best when they are in the alert. inactive state.
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  • The Infant

    The Infant
    Physical Development.
    1. Babies double thier birthweight and triple their birthweight.
    2. Babies move slowly because they mostly think as they move.
    3. Motor development occurs from head to foot and center to the extremities.
    Intellectual Development
    1. In the first two months, babies begin in the multi-year development of learning voluntary gross movements.
    2. First to mature is the ability of the baby to see clearly through eyes.
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    The Infant continued.
  • The Toddler

    The Toddler
    Physical Development
    - Learning to control voluntary muscle movements.
    - Their organ systems contiune to mature too. However, they do not grow as quickly as they did during the first year.
    - Babies grow about as half much in height and weight.
    Intellectual Development
    - By the end of infancy, learning becomes much more advanced.
    - Motor skills are highly linked to mental skills.
    - Walking and other mother skills expand the child's physical and social world.
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  • The Preschooler

    The Preschooler
    Physical Development
    - Instead of growing larger, baby proportions change and organs mature.
    - Throwing ability is improved. Body rotation and weight shifting.
    - Will be able to use eating utensils, build towers, and draw.
    Intelectual drawing
    - They have better motor skills which help them interact with people better.
    - They no longer rely on just their senses to move and motor actions to learn.
    - Longer attention spans
    - They can communicate and think in words.
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    The Preschooler continued
  • School-age Child

    School-age Child
    Physical Development
    - Balance is ahuge gain in both static and dynamic development.
    - Walking, running jumping, and throwing all increase.
    - Will start to lose baby fat and gain much needed muscle.
    Intelectual Development
    - School age children can think using abstract symbols.
    - Thinking depends more on logic and less on perception.
    - The child is now in concrete operational stage.
    - In the last stage of formal operations, and can reason more abstractly.
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    Stages of Development