Fears and Anxieties in Early Childhood

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Early childhood is between age _____ and age _____.

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1. Why is fear good, according to evolutionary theory?

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of a common fear in children?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

As adults, it's important to understand why young children experience fear. It's also essential to identify ways in which children can be relieved of these fears. With these assessments, you will be evaluated on various methods of support and what ages qualify as early childhood.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The purpose of fear
  • How to comfort a child who is experiencing fear
  • The definition of early childhood
  • Usual childhood fears

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about fear in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how to offer support to children who are experiencing fear and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the connection between fear and human evolution

Additional Learning

Would you like to learn more about fear and anxiety in childhood? Then, check out this video lesson on Role of Fears & Anxieties in Early Childhood. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Define early childhood
  • Understand the role that fear plays in survival
  • Identify four ways in which adults can help children deal with fear
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