Physical development

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Physical development

  1. 1. Infant ( birth – 2 years )
  2. 2.  Infants (birth to age 1) and toddlers (ages 1 to 2) grow quickly; bodily changes are rapid and profound. Physical development refers to biological changes that children undergo as they age. Important aspects that determine the progress of physical development in infancy and toddlerhood include physical changes; development of motor and learning skills and health issues.
  3. 3.  Knows mother by her smell. Turns head toward sounds. Only able to see clearly a distance of around 2 feet.
  4. 4.  Motor skills development - Is able to hold a finger or rattle, can hold up head when laying on stomach. Health aspects - Starting to eat and sleep more regularly.
  5. 5.  Motor skills development - Reaches for objects, roll over, and sit with support. Health aspects - Can take solid foods at 6 months. Gets first teeth. Able to see things far away.
  6. 6.  Motor skills development - Begins to crawl, able to sit alone for a short time and uses thumb and pointing finger to pick up objects.
  7. 7.  Motorskills development - Drinks from a cup, can eat with fingers, pulls to a stand and stands alone, walks holding onto objects, can throw a ball.
  8. 8.  Walks, runs, climbs, steps, and explores.
  9. 9.  Motor development - Goes up and down steps alone, runs, uses spoon and fork, kicks a ball. Learning skills development - Turns pages in books, tries to dress self, may be ready for toilet training.

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