Physical Development in Early Childhood

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Early childhood is a very important time of change and growth that occurs between the ages of _____ and _____.

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1. Which of the following is NOT a physical change that occurs during early childhood?

2. Why is an increase in balance so important to a child's physical development in early childhood?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use these assessments to examine your understanding of what happens during physical development in the early childhood years. You will be assessed on balance, the definition of early childhood, and the importance of fine motor coordination.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will help you to:

  • Recall what balance helps children to do
  • Bring to mind what fine motor coordination lets children do
  • Remember which processes help children's brains become more functional
  • Define early childhood
  • Identify developmental transformations that happen during early childhood

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice these skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about fine motor coordination in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding physical development in early childhood and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about brain development in early childhood

Additional Learning

To further your learning of the physical changes that occur during early childhood, take a look at the video lesson on Physical Development in Early Childhood. The following objectives can be found in this lesson:

  • Define early childhood
  • Examine the physical changes of early childhood
  • Discover changes that take place in the brain during early childhood
  • Understand what happens during synaptic growth and pruning
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