Your Child’s Development
You may or may not have heard of this concept known as "the whole child". This concept is based on the principle that all areas of human growth and development are integrated, and that every child is unique. Although each child may grow and develop at different rates, most of them will pass a set of predictable milestones along the way. These developmental milestones are divided into five areas; Language, Physical-Motor, Social-Emotional, Creative and Cognitive/Intellectual. Developmental areas cannot be isolated from one another as each of them will contribute to the total child.
Each developmental phase has certain character traits and children will go through the same developmental stages, although the timing and cultural influences will differ from each child. Given the awareness of the expected behaviours common to a certain age range, some perceived problem behaviours are in fact normal behaviours of the age which tend to occur, so parents need not fret about some of these specific behaviour issues. With this knowledge, you will also able to select developmentally appropriate activities that will be tailored to guide your child in ways that will enhance his/her overall growth
Included in this article are charts listing the developmental milestones of the child, which have been obtained from child behavioural studies, combined with well known learning theories from psychologists such as Piaget, Elkind, Erickson and Vygotsky. Here are the charts that list the developmental milestones of the child according to their age group :
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