Child development is how children are able to do more complex things as they get older. As a child develops, she will learn skills like talking, skipping, and tying shoes. She will also learn to manage her emotions and build relationships with others.
Children Develop skills in 4 main areas:
Speech and Language
A child's ability to both understand and use language. It also includes using body language and gestures to communicate.
A baby will say first words
A young child will say "feet" instead of "foots"
A child's ability to form relationships. It includes helping themselves and managing their emotions.
A baby smiles and waves bye-bye
A young child knows how to take turns in a game
Social and Emotional
Physical and Movement
Fine Motor Skills
A child's ability to use small muscles, specifically their hands and fingers.
A baby will use a pincer grasp to pick up a Cheerio
Gross Motor Skills
A child's ability to use large muscles to sit, stand, walk or run. It includes keeping balance and changing positions.
A baby will sit up with some support
A young child will skip