Ch 9: Homework Help for Early Childhood Physical & Cognitive Development

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The Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood chapter of this Life Span Developmental Psychology Homework Help course helps students complete their physical and cognitive development in early childhood homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your physical and cognitive development in early childhood homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample questions and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your physical and cognitive development in early childhood homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Physical development in early childhood
  • Health, nutrition and safety
  • Piaget's preoperational stage and symbolic thought concepts
  • Effects of culture and the environment on language development
  • The nativist perspective and the language development process
  • Early childhood education
  • Cognitive development in children
  • Different types of play

11 Lessons in Chapter 9: Homework Help for Early Childhood Physical & Cognitive Development
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Physical Development in Early Childhood

1. 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.

Nutrition, Health, and Safety in Early Childhood

2. Nutrition, Health, and Safety in Early Childhood

As children grow and develop, so do threats to their health. From nutrition and childhood obesity to accidents, this lesson will explore the issues that face children in early childhood and what parents can do to deal with them.

Piaget's Preoperational Stage and Symbolic Thought

3. Piaget's Preoperational Stage and Symbolic Thought

Psychologist Jean Piaget formed much of the theory of childhood development that we still use today. Here, we'll examine Piaget's preoperational stage of development, from ages two to four, and the changes in thinking that happen during this time.

The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

4. The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

Both environmental and cultural factors have an impact on early language development. This lesson will provide examples to consider and discuss possible reasons for this impact.

The Nativist Perspective and Language Development

5. The Nativist Perspective and Language Development

In this lesson, learn how we develop language according to the nativist perspective. Discover Noam Chomsky's idea of the language acquisition device (LAD) and its role in this process.

Early Childhood Education: Programs and Benefits

6. Early Childhood Education: Programs and Benefits

Many children go to preschool or Head Start as part of their early childhood. In this lesson, we'll look at what early childhood education is and two developmental reasons why it can be beneficial: brain development and the zone of proximal development.

Cognitive Development in Children: Conservation, Decentration & Centration

7. Cognitive Development in Children: Conservation, Decentration & Centration

As children grow, so do their thinking skills, knowledge, and learning. Watch this lesson to learn about how young children develop cognitively, including the key cognitive concepts of centration, decentration, and conservation.

How Children Understand Change: Reversibility, Transformation Thought & Static Thought

8. How Children Understand Change: Reversibility, Transformation Thought & Static Thought

Children think in very different ways than adults do. As they develop in early childhood, their reasoning about change also develops as they come to understand the world better. Watch this lesson for a closer look at how children think about change.

The Role of Play in Cognitive Development

9. The Role of Play in Cognitive Development

When we think of childhood, we often think of playing. But did you know that playing is vital to a child's healthy development? In this lesson, we will learn about the various types of play that aid a child's cognitive growth.

Fast Mapping: Carey's & Bartlett's Study and the Relation to Extended Mapping

10. Fast Mapping: Carey's & Bartlett's Study and the Relation to Extended Mapping

Have you ever noticed how quickly children learn new vocabulary words? In a matter of a few years, a child can learn thousands of new words. In this lesson, we'll look at the way vocabulary is acquired, including fast and extended mapping.

What Is a Developmental Delay in Children? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

11. What Is a Developmental Delay in Children? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

Some children do not reach specific developmental milestones, such as walking or talking, within the normal age range. Learn more about the different types of developmental delays, their causes, and symptoms.

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