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Toddler Development Test. Motor Skills. Develop from simple to complex. Develops from head to toe. The coordinated movements of body parts. When a child masters a developmental task, she may move on to the next level . Fine Motor Skills. Exact, acute movements

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Motor skills
Motor Skills

  • Develop from simple to complex.

  • Develops from head to toe.

  • The coordinated movements of body parts.

  • When a child masters a developmental task, she may move on to the next level.

Fine motor skills
Fine Motor Skills

  • Exact, acute movements

  • Development of the fine muscles.

  • Putting together a puzzle is an example.

Large motor skills
Large Motor skills

  • Movements of the large muscle group.

  • Examples:

    running, kicking the ball, etc.

Solitary play
Solitary Play

  • Ignore other children who are nearby.

Parallel play
Parallel Play

  • Children play near, but not actually with another child.

  • This is the most common form of play for a toddler.

Cooperative play
Cooperative Play

  • Around the age of three, children begin actually playing with one another.

Dramatic play
Dramatic Play

  • It provides an outlet for thoughts and feelings.

  • It helps children to solve personal problems.

  • It helps children expand their imagination.


  • Children think that people see the world the same way the child does.

  • They think that the whole world revolves around them.

Emotional development
Emotional Development

  • Self confidence is built through a loving relationship.

  • To enhance emotional development, provide an environment that fosters independence and trust.

Intellectual development
Intellectual Development

  • An example is acquiring language abilities, and being able to follow instructions.

  • Read to a child on a regular basis to introduce reading to a child.

Moral development
Moral Development

  • The process of basing behavior on what you believe is right or wrong.

  • The best way to build a conscience is to be a good example.

Social development
Social Development

  • Learning to get along with others.

  • Play helps a child learn to share and cooperate.


  • Believes that development takes place in an orderly fashion.

  • Babies are in the sensorimotor period, and learn through their senses.

  • Babies under four months do not understand object permanence.

  • In a conservation experiment, children think that a nickel is more than a dime.

Language development
Language Development

  • Be a good language model.

  • Kids ask lots of questions because they are curious.

  • Children understand many words even though they can’t say them.

Toilet training
Toilet Training

  • Children might be frightened by the flushing of a toilet.

  • Potty Training should begin when a child is about 2 years old.

  • If a child resists toilet training, drop the subject for a while.

Physical growth
Physical Growth

  • Is fastest in infants.

  • The average child learns to walk between 9-15 months.

  • Proceeds from head to toe.

Eating habits
Eating Habits

  • Established early in life, and may affect adult weight.

  • Severe malnutrition may cause brain damage.