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Children develop at their own pace, so it's impossible to tell exactly when a child will learn a given skill. However, the developmental milestones give a general idea of the changes to expect as a child gets older.

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The development of children The early years of a child's life are extraordinary important for his or her health and development in the future. Healthy development means that children of all abilities, including those with special health care needs, are able to grow up where their social, emotional and educational needs are met. Having a safe and loving home and spending time with family is very important. Proper nutrition, exercise, and rest also can make a big difference. Children develop at their own pace, so it's impossible to tell exactly when a child will learn a given skill. However, the developmental milestones give a general idea of the changes to expect as a child gets older. According to Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development A child's growth and development can be divided into four periods: � Sensory Motor Stage:Birth to 2 years(Children learn to walk, talk, and make sense of the world around them.) ...read more.

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Another psychologist Erikson divided human lifespan into eight categories 1. Trust vs. Mistrust: Birth to 1 year(Baby forms first feelings about the world) 2. Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt: 1 to 3 Years(Children become more independent) 3. Initiative vs. Guilt: 3 to 6 Years(kids tend to enjoy expressing their assertiveness by choosing activities, inventing their own solutions to problems and approaching others to socialise. ) 4. Industry vs. Inferiority: 6 Years to Puberty(children get opportunities to take the initiative in planning) 5. Identity vs. Role Confusion: Adolescence(Teens begin to look at their futures and explore their possibilities) 6. Intimacy vs. Isolation: Young Adulthood(make their first real commitment to someone other than a family member) 7. Generativity vs. Stagnation: Middle Adulthood 8. ...read more.

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Secure Base: The caregiver provides a secure and dependable base for the child to explore the world. Proximity Maintenance: The child strives to stay near the caregiver, thus keeping the child safe. Separation Distress: When separated from the caregiver, the child will become upset and distressed. Vygotsky believed that learning begins at birth and continues throughout all of life. The period of childhood is the most important to form a human's lifestyle,so the Child Development is a complex and valuable subject to study. Reference lists Heird WC. Food insecurity, hunger, and undernutrition. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 43. Feigelman S. The preschool years. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 10. ...read more.

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