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Ch 7: The Development of Infants & Toddlers

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The Development of Infants & Toddlers - Chapter Summary

Gain full comprehension of the development of infants and toddlers using this chapter's entertaining lessons. Explore in-depth analyses of factors influencing motor development, infant and toddler nutritional needs, emotional expression in the first two years of life and more. By the end of this chapter, you will be ready to:

  • Define and discuss the development of fine motor skills in children
  • Provide details about brain, motor and sensory development in the first two years of life
  • Describe the stages of self and temperament in infants
  • Exhibit knowledge of cognitive development in infants
  • Outline the process of language learning in infants and toddlers
  • Discuss feeding, toileting, disciplining and other forms of toddler care
  • Detail the stages of self and development in toddlers by George Herbert Mead
  • Share facts about Jerome Kagan's research on temperament in toddlers

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11 Lessons in Chapter 7: The Development of Infants & Toddlers
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What Are Fine Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

1. What Are Fine Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

Think of toddlers at a daycare, or the young actors in the movie 'The Kindergarten Cop.' What comes to mind? Is it small children doing arts and crafts or possibly running around with scissors? These are examples of fine motor skills, which children should develop around this age.

Factors Influencing Motor Development

2. Factors Influencing Motor Development

Understanding and supporting motor development in children plays an important role in teaching kids. This lesson will discuss gross and fine motor skills and the factors that influence their development.

Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life

3. Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life

Babies grow and change so much in the first two years of life, and many of those changes are directly tied to the brain and its key functions. In this lesson, we'll look at brain, motor and sensory development in infants.

Social Development of Infants: Stages of Self and Temperament

4. Social Development of Infants: Stages of Self and Temperament

When do infants start gaining self-awareness? We will explore the stages infants go through as they increase their knowledge of themselves. We will also look into the typical temperaments of infants.

Emotional Expression in the First Two Years of Life

5. Emotional Expression in the First Two Years of Life

In the first two years of life, a baby goes through many big changes. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the emotional changes that occur in infants, including important milestones in socioemotional development.

Cognitive Development in Infants: Object Permanence & Sensorimotor Periods

6. Cognitive Development in Infants: Object Permanence & Sensorimotor Periods

There is no time like infancy - it is the first exposure people have to the world. According to Jean Piaget, there are six stages infants go through as they develop cognitively and learn to act in their environment.

Language Learning in Infants and Toddlers

7. Language Learning in Infants and Toddlers

Language development is a long process, and there are many types of speech that babies take part in. This lesson explores language development and some key types of speech, including child-directed speech, syncretic speech, and telegraphic speech.

Infant & Toddler Nutrition Needs

8. Infant & Toddler Nutrition Needs

In this lesson, you will learn about the nutritional needs of infants and toddlers. You will also learn about healthy food choices and foods that should be avoided for both infants and toddlers.

Toddler Care: Feeding, Toileting, Disciplining & Safety

9. Toddler Care: Feeding, Toileting, Disciplining & Safety

If you are planning to be a teacher in an early childhood educational setting, you will benefit from learning more about caring for toddlers. This lesson offers insight into feeding, toileting, disciplining, and safety.

George Herbert Mead's Stages of Self and Development in Toddlers

10. George Herbert Mead's Stages of Self and Development in Toddlers

When a baby is first born, he doesn't seem to have a sense of who he is, but that changes as he grows. In this lesson, we'll look at George Herbert Mead's research on how people develop a sense of self in the first few years of life.

Jerome Kagan's Research on Temperament in Toddlers

11. Jerome Kagan's Research on Temperament in Toddlers

Why are some people outgoing while others are shy? That's a key question that psychologist Jerome Kagan addressed in his studies on temperament. Watch this video for more information on Kagan's research on temperament in toddlers.

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