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:
- 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
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:
- recite stories
- 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:
- toilet training
- making use of a spoon
- adequate hand-eye synchronization to catch and throw a ball
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:
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:
- 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:
- develop rapidly
when they receive:
- mental motivation
this undoubtedly turns into confidence as they grow.
(Inputs by Dr. Atish Laddad, Founder & Director at Docterz)
Read more on Tips For Parents
All possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; however Onlymyhealth.com does not take any liability for the same. Using any information provided by the website is solely at the viewers’ discretion. In case of any medical exigencies/ persistent health issues, we advise you to seek a qualified medical practitioner before putting to use any advice/tips given by our team or any third party in form of answers/comments on the above mentioned website.