How does your baby’s developmental domains compare to the Developmental Milestones patterns? Is it typical? Support with examples.
At three months of age, my baby’s social and emotional development is above the norm because she is able to smile and laugh in response to her surroundings (e.g. smiling at familiar toys and people, and laughing at surprising or funny things). She is above the norm because due to "Ages and Stages - Newborn to One Year." Ages and Stages: A Brief Overview Birth to 12 Years. Print., it states that responsive smiling and laughing occur when the infant is eight-months old.<br />According to Kail, Robert V., and Theresa Zolner. "Cognition in Infants and Toddlers." Children. Canadian Ed ed. Unknown: Prentice Hall Canada, 2005. 162. Print. my baby is at the norm upon completion of the object permanence test for an eight-month old because she is able to find the object and when the hiding spot changes. Melanie first temps to look in the original spot, and when she is unable to find it, she eventually gives up. <br />When faced with strangers, Melanie shows caution and shyness. According to "Ages and Stages - Newborn to One Year." Ages and Stages: A Brief Overview Birth to 12 Years. Print. by eight months old, babies respond differently to strangers and family members, which reveals that she is at the norm.<br />Listed in "Ages and Stages - Newborn to One Year." Ages and Stages: A Brief Overview Birth to 12 Years. Print. by the time a child reaches the first year of life, they should be able to crawl well, pull up to stand, and manipulate objects. This shows that Melanie is way above the norm in both gross motor and fine motor (physical development) since she has began to crawl, pull up to stand, and manipulate objects before 12 months.<br />When the object permanence test was re-done at 12 months, Melanie was able to find the object in the non-common hiding spot. In Kail, Robert V., and Theresa Zolner. "Cognition in Infants and Toddlers." Children. Canadian Ed ed. Unknown: Prentice Hall Canada, 2005. 162. Print., it states that “at about 12 months, rather than accepting that the object has disappeared, infants will look for a missing object in several different locations. This reveals that Melanie is above the norm since she found the object instantly.<br />In language development, Melanie said her first clear word at nine months. From the book, "Ages and Stages - Newborn to One Year." Ages and Stages: A Brief Overview Birth to 12 Years. Print. infants usually say their first words at a twelve months of age. This shows that Melanie is about three months above the norm in intellectual development. Also she is able to point to the object in question.<br />According to Kail, Robert V., and Theresa Zolner. "Social Behaviour and Personality in Infants and Toddlers." Children. Canadian Ed ed. Unknown: Prentice Hall Canada, 2005. 208. Print., children begin referring to themselves as “I” or “me,” between the ages of 18 and 24 months. This shows that Melanie is at the norm because she frequently calls herself, “me.”<br />Melanie is below the norm specifically when it comes to music. This is because she starts to show a interest in music by dancing, clapping, and singing along to music about 6 months after the normal age, specifically stated in "Ages and Stages - Newborn to One Year." Ages and Stages: A Brief Overview Birth to 12 Years. Print.<br />According to http://myvirtualchild.com/moment.php?index=450, Melanie’s language development is at the norm after completing the examiner’s test. Also, Melanie proved to be below the norm when it came to replica block building, copying shapes, colouring within the lines, and solving picture puzzles.<br />2.) Identify specific health and safety considerations that you will have to consider during the infant years. How will you address these issues?One specific health consideration that I will have to consider with Melanie during the infant years is the common cold. According to Pimento, Barbara, and Deborah Kernested. "Illness Management." Healthy Foundations in Early Childhood Settings. Toronto: Nelson Education, 2004. 172. Print., some ways I could address the common cold issues and try to prevent them are by washing my hands and her hands carefully, model and encourage her to cover her mouth when coughing and sneezing, and discard used tissues after they have been used to prevent from reusing that tissue. As stated in http://myvirtualchild.com/moment.php?index=561, I could address the issues of the common cold by keeping her away from sick people. <br />Another specific health consideration I will have to consider is her digestive upsets. According to the http://myvirtualchild.com/moment.php?index=561, I could address this issue by checking out new food items for a few days, which will test for allergies.<br />Since Melanie is able to crawl and pull herself up to stand, some safety considerations I will have to consider are ensuring child-proofing some areas of the home, specifically the edges of the tables. This will be because in case she falls back while pulling up, she will not hurt herself as bad. Also, I could place padding under the areas of where she usually pulls herself up, and place items that are easier for her to hold. <br />When Melanie became 18 months old, she started to walk off into a crowd at public places. To ensure safety, I could ensure myself that I am holding her hand, so that she will not get the opportunity to walk away. <br />The Virtual Child: Part One (TODDLER)Student’s Name: Effie BilirisStudent Number: 300-595-437Professor’s Name: Jenny QuianzonDate Due: November 4, 2010<br />
How is your child progressing based on typical toddler development? Give specific example in all developmental domains.In terms of physical development, my child is above the norm, specifically in gross motor. This is because at 2 years (24 months) old, she is able to ride a tricycle. According to "Ages & Stages - Two-Year Olds." Ages and Stages: A Brief Overview Birth to 12 Years. Print. the average child pedals a tricycle at 3 years old.
In terms of cognitive development, my child ended up below the norm. According to the virtual child reports, Melanie was unable to build a similar structure to the examiner’s, copy shapes, solve puzzles, and colour within the lines. It also states that I can help her improve by making the related materials available.
In terms of language development, it is shown from the Virtual Child reports that Melanie is at the norm. It also reveals that I can help her improve by extending my answers to her questions, and conversing with her.
In terms of social development, my child’s at the norm specifically for the level of shyness. In the "Ages & Stages - Two-Year Olds." Ages and Stages: A Brief Overview Birth to 12 Years. Print. it states that 2 year-olds act shy around strangers, and Melanie showed shyness to the childcare examiner.
According to Kail, Robert V., and Theresa Zolner. "Social Behaviour and Personality in Infants and Toddlers." Children. Canadian Ed ed. Unknown: Prentice Hall Canada, 2005. 208. Print., my child’s emotional development is at the norm since she is developing self-awareness. For example, she smiles shyly when asked to take a photograph, looking guilty when destroying something, and feeling embarrassed when a potty accident occurs.
Have there been any environmental events in your child’s first 2½ years that you think might influence his/her behaviour and development? Does this create any health and safety concerns for your toddler? Please explain!
When my child was 24 months old, she was scratched by the kind neighbour’s cat. This has influence her behaviour since she does not want to go visit them anymore. Also, Melanie has become clingier to me than usual.
Also, when Melanie was 24 months old, she got into a scary accident where she went off the curb in the park and got scratched up from riding her tricycle. This has influenced her behaviour since she avoids riding now. According to Pimento, Barbara, and Deborah Kernested. "Illness Management." Healthy Foundations in Early Childhood Settings. Toronto: Nelson Education, 2004. 366. Print., I could help my child by modeling safe bike riding, in hopes to getting her back on the tricycle. Also, I could actively supervise my child when she decides to get back on the tricycle, to better ensure her safety.
My Virtual Child - Reflection PaperStudent Name: Effie BilirisStudent Number: 300-595-437Professor Name: Jenny QuianzonDate Due: November 4, 2010<br />Write a paper discussing your predictions during Preschool/School Age years in the areas of health, development, and the “whole child.”Validate why you think this way.<br />When my child was an infant and toddler, she did not come across many health concerns except for the seasonal cold and digestive upsets at eight months. My prediction for preschool and school age is that she will not develop a food allergy. Also, I predict that since the cold and digestive upsets have decreased over the months that they may return during her growth process, due to the greater exposure to other children in childcare. When it comes to potty-training, I predict Melanie will be fully potty-trained by age 3 and half, with no more accidents occurring at home, or in childcare. <br />During the infant and toddler years, my child was very developed in her physical development, specifically with gross motor and fine motor. My prediction for the upcoming years is that she will continue to grow and use her gross motor skills to be above the norm in running, climbing, and jumping I also predict that with the help, she will get back on the tricycle and eventually ride a bicycle, without the fear of falling off and hurting herself. In regards to fine motor, my prediction will be she will get the hang of building replicated block towers, colour within the lines, and copy shapes due to me making the objects available to her. While her fine motor skills continue to improve during the school year ages, I predict my child will be able to tie up her laces, and cut with scissors. <br />For cognitive/intellectual development, I predict my child will be more experimental in her environment, and with the objects in her surroundings. Also, I predict she will begin to have a longer attention span and concentrate for longer periods. I predict this because when she was a toddler she was able to stay on task for 10 to 15 minutes. Also, I predict she will be better in following longer directions.<br />In language development, I predict that Melanie will grow and be able to speak at the normal range of a preschool child. I believe this will occur with my help and also by continuous listening and the available tools (picture books with limited words, storytelling time, and other children’s communication skills). I also predict she will be able to write her name by the time she enrols in kindergarten. Also, by the school years when her language improves she will begin to read more worded short chapter books. <br />In social and emotional development, my predictions for preschool and school age will be that she will be less clingy to her mother over the period of when she is in childcare and want to be around her father more. Also, I think she will be most sociable with the other girls in the program and less with the boys (in preschool). When she gets to the latter school aged years, I predict she will be much more sociable with a couple of boys, while still finding comfort in girls. Emotionally, I predict she will be much less shy with photographs and mirror-looking, feeling less and less guilty in accidental doings, and finally become aware of herself.<br />