Growth and Development

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  • Growth and Development
    • Growth is a change in physical size and weight and is easy to measure
    • Development is different as it involves learning new skills and capabilities
    • Development is skills like being able to count,write and handle our own felines and emotions
    • You can measure growth by height,weight and shoe size
    • Development norms and milestones are the ages and stages that we can expect a child to reach at a certain point in growth and development
    • Professionals work out a developmental norm and milestones by looking at data height,weight and records of thousands of children then considering the average
    • Birth - can turn head and cry
    • 3 to 6 months - good head control and can follow objects with eyes plays with hands
    • 6 to 9 months can sit up right and makes loud noises
    • 9 to 12 months should be able to stand and understand a few words and tries to us them
    • 9 to 18 months able to walk and gasps small objects with thumb and index finger
    • 15 to 30 months able to run around and can say several words or sentences
    • 3 years play actively is able to jump and climb and starting talking a lot and ask many questions


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