Understanding The Physical, Cognitive And Socioemotional Concepts Of Two Very Different Age Groups

926 Words Nov 6th, 2015 4 Pages
What crawls on four legs in the morning, walks on two legs at noon, and leans on three legs in the evening? The answer is a human being, who crawls on all fours as a baby, walks on two legs in adulthood, and leans with a cane as a third leg, in late life. Just as this well-known riddle points out, human development is continuous. With this very interesting concept, one questions what would the results show when observing the physical, cognitive and socioemotional concepts of two very different age groups. That of a young four year old child just beginning her journey, and a twenty five year old man, at the prime of his life. When taking into account the physical abilities of a four year old, the terms are very technical, during a stage of life where physical performance is of the up most importance.
If there is a delay in the bodily functions, then it is usually a precursor of a much larger issue of the brains development. As opposed to a mid-twenties adult, who if up until this point has proven well physically, main worries should consist of staying well-trimmed, while avoiding genetic disorders with health conscious choices. Through observation the four year old child had well developed Gross Motor Skills, she ran well when prompted, and enjoyed jumping, which she did often. She did lack some in the gross motor skills, when asked to catch a ball, yet she was able to on a few occasions. Her fine motor skills were well practiced, she could easily cut a piece of paper, and…

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