Once a child is born and continues to grow until youth, they are in the child stage. This is where the child develops physically, mentally, and even starts to develop character. In this phase, all areas of growth are inter-linked and changes in one aspect of the development stage affect the other.
The physical development stage is about making sure all of the child’s organs are developing properly. For physical development child care, it’s important to make sure that the child is getting proper meals with the right ingredients. Make sure your child rests well, and that the child begins to exercise and do different activities to help the organs develop.
The mental development consists of the child being able to think logically and observe. Children should also begin to develop their senses and grasp concepts. Help your child learn how to compare things, such as big and small. The first few years of the child’s life are so important for mental development because the brain develops rapidly during these years.
This is where the child starts to behave with people besides family members. In order to provide the right care for your child, teach them good habits and explain the proper behavior for how to deal with certain situations. This is the time for the child to interact with others in a group setting.
Emotional development is where the child starts to learn about their feelings. It is important to teach your child about atmosphere, situation, and behavior. Teach your child about having respect for others and sharing.
Creative development helps the child learn about new things. This is where the child starts to use their imagination. To help with proper care, help your child learn how to make different shapes and sizes with objects such as paper or even their clothes.
Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three Preschool and child care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and child care programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child’s social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.