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5 Main Areas of Child Development

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5 Main Areas of Child Development

What is child development? As children get older, they develop in various different ways which cover physical, intellectual, social and emotional changes. It's the process that every child goes through and includes everything from physical skills such as sitting and standing, to social and emotional skills such as smiling or forming relationships with others. How your child behaves, thinks, moves, and speaks are big clues about his development. Every child progresses at their own pace but there are certain skills they should each by a certain age, and these are known as developmental milestones. The early years are the most important time to start building a...

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Developmental Milestones 8-12 months

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Developmental Milestones 8-12 months

Let's look at the main developmental milestones for 8 to 12-month-olds.  Developmental Milestones: 8 - 12 month olds Now that your baby is becoming super mobile, it's time to watch out!  From around 8 - 12 months, these are the milestones you should expect to see: They’re on the move as they crawl or scoot on their bottom or creep around on their tummy. Time to be careful, as that means they can now reach and grab objects and put them in their mouth! You might see them rocking back and forth on all fours – that’s them building their muscles...

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Developmental Milestones: 12 to 18 months

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Developmental Milestones: 12 to 18 months

  Developmental Milestones: 12 - 18 months Your baby has entered the world of toddlerhood - a time of significant emotional, social, and cognitive development!  Let's look at the main developmental milestones for 12 to 18 months.  Their engineering skills are on show as they’re now able to build towers using two blocks, and knock them down. Their independence is growing and they can help get undressed, put on their own socks and a hat on their head (and can also remove them). They can stand and walk without help and pick up an object from the floor without tumbling over. Careful on the stairs as they may be scooting down...

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Developmental Milestones 18 - 24 months

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Developmental Milestones 18 - 24 months

Let's look at the main developmental milestones for 18 to 24 months old.  Developmental Milestones: 18 - 24 months This age brings a whirlwind of new words, new skills, and movement!  From around 18-24 months, these are the milestones you should expect to see: Forget the 2-block tower, your toddler can now master a build using 4-6 blocks, as well as do things like put 4 rings on a stick, large pegs in a pegboard, pull up a large zipper, and turn pages of a book, 2 or 3 pages at a time. At around this age, temper tantrums are even more common as they...

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Developmental Milestones 2-3 year olds

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Developmental Milestones 2-3 year olds

Let's look at the main developmental milestones for 2 to 3 years old.  Developmental Milestones: 2 - 3 years As your independent child runs from room to room, climbing, jumping, and chatting away, you'll notice many more wonderful changes are on their way.   Between the ages of 2-3 years, these are the milestones you should expect to see: Their vocab is increasing no end and by 24 months, they can say around 50 everyday words (but can probably recognize many more) like “telephone” and “door” and “spoon”. By 3 years, they can say an astonishing 900-1000 words, with an understanding of around 1500 words! They are...

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