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Ch 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood: Tutoring Solution

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The Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood chapter of this Life Span Developmental Psychology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about physical and cognitive development in early childhood. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the facets and types of physical and cognitive development in early childhood that are typically covered in a life span developmental psychology course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the physical development that occurs in early childhood.
  • Learn about the importance of health, nutrition and safety in early childhood.
  • Become familiar with symbolic thought and Piaget's preoperational stage.
  • Explain how environment and culture affect language development.
  • Take a look at the nativist perspective of language development.
  • Discuss early childhood education programs and their benefits.
  • Understand conservation, centration and decentration as they relate to cognitive development in children.
  • Describe the various ways children interpret change.
  • Explain how play contributes to cognitive development.
  • Define fast mapping and understand its relationship to extended mapping.

13 Lessons in Chapter 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood: Tutoring Solution
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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.

Game Stage in Sociology: Definition & Overview

11. Game Stage in Sociology: Definition & Overview

The game stage was first developed by sociologist George Mead. In this lesson, learn more about the game stage and self-development and look at some examples.

Generalized Other: Definition & Example

12. Generalized Other: Definition & Example

Generalized other is a concept developed by philosopher George Herbert Mead. Learn more about generalized other from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Piaget's Object Permanence in Infants: Definition & Examples

13. Piaget's Object Permanence in Infants: Definition & Examples

In this lesson you will learn the definition of object permanence, how it can be assessed in children, and why it is an important part of cognitive development. Following completion of this lesson, you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.

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