Join us as we provide an overview of the great minds in child development. Child developmental theorists include:
- Jean Piaget
- Lev Vygotsky
- Lawrence Kohlberg
- Sigmund Freud
- Carl Jung
- Howard Gardner
- Erik Erikson
This course will cover development domains and stages such as:
Each category will include an overview of the developmental domain and skills that are typically associated with each category. This information will be delivered in a format that is pertinent to retailers and the skills will be covered in language that is not clinical or therapeutic in nature.
We will also cover how the developmental domains are interrelated as children build skills and advance milestones. Milestones develop in a sequential fashion. This means that a child will need to develop some skills before he or she can develop new skills. Each milestone that a child acquires builds on the last milestone developed. However physical skills like crawling and walking are paired with cognitive skills like sequential thought and memory and recall as kids advance motor planning skills.
Developmental milestones are behaviors or skills that illustrate a child's growth in a number of areas. Milestones have been established based on what most children can do within a certain age.
We will provide a brief overview of the developmental domains for each of the 6 age ranges of child development (birth-12 months, 12-24 months, 2 years old, 3 years old, 4-5 years old, 6-8 years old) along with the skills that are pertinent to that age range related to “readiness.” What is the child ready to learn?
Play ideas and tips for parents/caregivers will be delivered related to the major milestone areas for each age range.
Developmental delays exist when a child does not reach his/her milestones as other children the same age. All children develop at their own pace. Some children achieve their developmental milestones earlier and some later than other children. Some are able to speak earlier than others, but walk later. Some children skip certain milestones, for example bypassing crawling almost completely and proceeding directly to walking. There are many variations in child development.
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