Child development

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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 areas of development is linked to theories of development and to relevant research regarding each area of growth. Physical Development An important part of a baby’s physical development is learning how to move as well as how to use certain body parts.…

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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…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Importance Of Observation In Child Development

    Observing a child has always been a fascinating experience. It is amazing to see how differently children act in regards to child development theories. I recently observed a 4 year old little girl who I babysit periodically. My observation was conducted after school at the school I am contracted at. For the purposes of confidentiality the name of the little girl has been changed to Kaiya. I observed Kaiya the week of February 15-19 after school from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Kaiya has two older…

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  • Four Theories Of Child Development

    After researching and comparing the four theories, similarities begin to immerge and create a type of circle. Each theorist developed their stages of child development and hoping to explain to people with actual knowledge how they perceive children’s growth patterns. Therefore, starting at stage one, Erickson, Piaget, and Fraud all grasp the idea of oral stimulation as a way for the emerging child to join the outside world. Infants come into the world as hopeless mammals and depend on…

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