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Child Development Stages: Know The Importance Of Early Three Years

Tips for Parent By Tavishi Dogra , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Sep 15, 2019
Child Development Stages: Know The Importance Of Early Three Years

Definitions of stages of growth in childhood come from many sources. Theorists such as Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Erik Erikson have provided ways to understand development, and recent research has provided important informat

Child development refers to the various alterations that transpire as a child grows and advances concerning being:

  • healthy physically
  • psychologically aware
  • emotionally sound
  • socially competent
  • all set to ready and adapt to new things

The initial three years of a child's life are essentially vital, mainly for the healthy growth of the child’s brain and a deficiency over these years will result in persistent discrepancies in: 

  • mental
  • responsive
  • physical wellbeing 

of the toddler. The early years lay the foundation that shapes the children: 

  • future health
  • cerebral growth
  • development, learning abilities

Primary experiences offer a robust base for the brain's structural growth and functioning throughout life. They have a direct influence on how children cultivate learning skills as well as social and emotive aptitudes.

Yes, the first three years are extremely crucial

Age One

A crucial moment in initial childhood socio-emotional expansion occurs around age one. This is the phase when affection and attachment establishment become critical. The quality of:

  • emotive attachment, or 
  • absence of fondness

formed early in life may serve as a model for later relationships. The first three years an extraordinary and important part of child overall progress. Toddlers tend to mature from being almost completely reliant on new-borns to independent, interactive individuals who can: 

  • talk
  • dance 
  • sing
  • recite stories

Age Two

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  • Bodily, between birth and age three a child characteristically doubles in height and increases in weight too. 
  • Physical sizes also shift, in a way that the new-born, whose head accounts for almost one-fourth of whole-body length becomes a toddler with a more composed, adult-like look. 

In spite of these speedy physical transformations, the typical three-year-old has grasped various skills, like:

  • walking
  • sitting
  • toilet training
  • making use of a spoon
  • scribbling
  • adequate hand-eye synchronization to catch and throw a ball

Age Three

By the time the child grows three years old, he or she continues to develop quickly and starts to develop fine motor skills and are on the on-set of developing fairly satisfactory control of:

  • crayons
  • pencils
  • scissors

Gross motor activities may encompass the talent to skip and balance on one foot. As they grow further, body proportions and motor abilities become more advanced. Physical changes in early infantile are supplemented by speedy variations in the child's intellectual and language improvement. 

From the instant they are born, children make optimum use of all their senses to wisely attend to their environment, and they start to develop a sense of cause and effect from their:

  • actions
  • activities
  • retorts of caregivers

Moreover, over the first 3 years of life:

  • children tend to develop a verbal vocabulary of between three hundred and thousand words
  • they can utilize language to learn about and define the world around them
  • Dialect is a commanding tool to augment the child’s cerebral development
  • Making use of language enables the child to connect and interact with others

Children grasp more nippily during their early years than at any other period in life. The little munchkins:

  • grow
  • learn
  • unlearn
  • develop rapidly 

when they receive: 

  • love
  • warmth
  • fondness
  • attention
  • inspiration
  • mental motivation

this undoubtedly turns into confidence as they grow.

(Inputs by Dr. Atish Laddad, Founder & Director at Docterz)

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