Ch 1: Development of Young Children

About This Chapter

It's easy to review topics related to the development of young children with the help of this informative chapter. These brief but informative lessons can help you catch up after missed class time or prepare for an important upcoming exam.

Development of Young Children - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our expert instructors discuss the development of young children. You'll find a series of helpful lessons covering topics like the differences between cognitive, emotional and social development and the stages of language development. After this chapter is completed, you should be able to do the following:

  • Outline the physical development that takes place in early childhood
  • Define the stages of language development
  • Discuss milestones for child language development
  • Give examples of developmental skills for children
  • Identify the development of self-help skills in young children
  • Detail gifted students' advanced developmental milestones
  • Explain what variable progression in early childhood development means

These lessons key childhood development concepts in an easy-to-follow way. Feel free to access the chapter's resources 24 hours a day to study at your convenience. If you're preparing for a test, the short quiz that accompanies each lesson and the test at the end of the chapter can help you see how well you might do.

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: Development of Young Children
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What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

1. What are Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development?

People grow and develop in many different ways and in many different areas. In this lesson, we'll look closer at three types of human development: cognitive, social, and emotional development.

Physical Development in Early Childhood

2. Physical Development in Early Childhood

Between the ages of two and seven, children grow and develop dramatically. Watch this lesson to look at some of the physical developments in early childhood, including balance, fine motor coordination and brain development.

Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

3. Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

How does language expression emerge in children? Learn about the development of syntax in children through the pre-linguistic and linguistic stages of language development in this lesson.

Child Language Development Milestones

4. Child Language Development Milestones

A baby's first few years are paramount in the establishment of speech and language. Every parent wants to be sure their child is developing on point. In this lesson, you will learn the major child language development milestones that children should hit in the first six years of their lives.

Developmental Skills for Children: Milestones, Definition & Examples

5. Developmental Skills for Children: Milestones, Definition & Examples

You will learn about the social/emotional, language, cognitive, and physical milestones for young children through age 5. Test your knowledge at the end of the lesson with a quiz.

Developmental Milestones in Self-Help Skills for Young Children

6. Developmental Milestones in Self-Help Skills for Young Children

Even though children grow at their own rate, most follow a natural sequence of development in many areas, including self-help skills. We'll look at developmental milestones for self-help skills in young children.

Variable Progression in Early Childhood Development

7. Variable Progression in Early Childhood Development

How do children develop in early childhood, and when should parents and teachers be concerned about a student? In this lesson, we'll look at variable progression in early childhood development.

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