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  • Observation In Child Development

    Child development can be defined as the psychological and biological changes that happen in children between birth and the end of adolescence. There are certain steps in development that each child takes however, each child progresses at a different rate. While observing I saw this to be the case, my child observation was on a fifteen-month, year old boy named Hunter. By this age a child should be walking and saying at least five words. These words include mama, Dada, dog, ball, no. Along with this though all children are different and each child learns at a different pace, while observing Hunter I found this to be the case. He is advanced in some aspects, but also a little behind on the others. There was no reason to be worried yet, however,…

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  • Postpartum Child Development

    Development of the human is a continuously ongoing process. This is true in the fact that a human begins to grow and mature from conception until death. It is seen in the rapid growth of a fetus to the wise words of our elders. However, one of the most critical periods of postpartum development occurs in childhood (Berk, 2014). Children are evolving on all of the multiple planes of human development and at a significant rate. And in that critical period of development, parents/legal guardians…

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  • Child Development: Piaget's Cognitive Development

    Cognitive development is a very essential development for children because an expansion occurs of a child’s intellectual or mental abilities in this development. The child begins to process information or begin to recognize the environment. I child turning around to their mother’s voice is an example how the child recognizes a familiar voice. Children begin to organize information and use if appropriately. One of Piaget theories is how he believed that intelligence was not random, but was a set…

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  • Child Development Observation

    Children especially babies often do things that are funny or silly or make people laugh but their actions are not only for people’s entertainment as they put their feet in their mouths, they are developing, learning and changing. When observing an infant of seven months one can learn a great deal about their development and how complex each motion and action is. I observed several key concepts of the physical, cognitive, psycho-social and psycho-emotional development of an infant. Each of these…

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  • Unstructured Child Development

    Researches and many child development theorists suggests play to be an increasingly more varied and complex activity with significant influence on the physical, cognitive and social development of children (Kearns 2010). A balance between both types of play, structured and unstructured, can significantly benefit children in their development. Children attempt achieving pre-existing objectives set by an adult in structured play while establishing their own objectives in free/unstructured play…

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  • SES Child Development

    Article I Background It is known that socioeconomic status (SES) impacts both structural and functional brain development in childhood, but before this study, it was never tested how early the signs of impact could be detected. The earliest study of impact tested sixteen to thirty-six-month-old infants in their language and cognitive skills and predicted their language improvement for the next three years (Gou, Choudhury, & Benasich, 2011). Another study observed the effects of low SES by…

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  • Child Development Paper

    An ideal learning environment in a child development center is one that stimulates a child’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, fine motor, gross motor, and sensory skills through developmentally appropriate practices that enhances creativity. Meaning early childhood educators must plan their lesson plan activities, select their classroom materials, and design their classroom floor plan to meet the developmental needs of the children in the classroom in a fun inventive way. In this paper,…

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  • Socialization And Child Development Essay

    Introduction: Why is socialization important for child development? There are many types of child development. Three main area of child development are physical development, emotional development and social development. These three are of development are important for every child to be develop fully. One of the most important development areas is social development because socialization is important for children’s development of interacting with peers. Socialization does not begin at birth but…

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  • Importance Of Parents In Child Development

    This often occurs in unpredictable stages and is a process of change in which the child learns to master increasingly complex levels of moving, thinking, feelings and relationships with others. Although each child will progress at a different pace, it is nevertheless possible to group children into six age bands that mark different stages of psycho-social development: under one, 1-2; 3-4; 5-9; 10-14; and 15 and over. The unequal spans demonstrate the unevenness of children’s development, which…

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  • Child Development Case Studies

    Children are our pillars for tomorrow. It is therefore important to study children in different ages. The main goal of this project is to understand child development by using case study method along with child observations and parents interview. Given the circumstances of long distance, Skype is used to observe the child and parent interview. Matthew, who is born and raised in Hong Kong, is an outgoing and smart 7th grader. He is a 10 year-old Chinese boy growing up in a middle class family…

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