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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 • 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 • Development of the fine muscles. • Putting together a puzzle is an example.
Large Motor skills • Movements of the large muscle group. • Examples: running, kicking the ball, etc.
Solitary Play • Ignore other children who are nearby.
Parallel Play • Children play near, but not actually with another child. • This is the most common form of play for a toddler.
Cooperative Play • Around the age of three, children begin actually playing with one another.
Dramatic Play • It provides an outlet for thoughts and feelings. • It helps children to solve personal problems. • It helps children expand their imagination.
Egocentric • Children think that people see the world the same way the child does. • They think that the whole world revolves around them.
Emotional Development • Self confidence is built through a loving relationship. • To enhance emotional development, provide an environment that fosters independence and trust.
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 • 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 • Learning to get along with others. • Play helps a child learn to share and cooperate.
Piaget • 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 • 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 • 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 • Is fastest in infants. • The average child learns to walk between 9-15 months. • Proceeds from head to toe.
Eating Habits • Established early in life, and may affect adult weight. • Severe malnutrition may cause brain damage.