Knowing how the different areas of development are dependent on each other helps us to better understand the holistic development of the child. Some of the ways which social and emotional development affect other areas of development are: Having strong gross motor and fine motor skills can help a child to interact and build relationships. Children build relationships and start friendships through play. Some of the skills that can help a child in these situations are running and jumping. Children also need certain skills to adapt to their social environment.
The second most important thing is discipline (Brazelton & Sparrow, 2003). A child’s social-emotional development is as important as their cognitive and physical development. It is important to know that children are not born with social-emotional skills. It is the role of the parents, caregivers, and teachers of children to teach and foster these abilities. A child’s social-emotional development provides them with a sense of who they are in the world, how they learn, and helps them establish quality relationships with others.
The years leading up to the concrete operational stage brought about some aspects of these abilities yet it is only during middle childhood that the child begins to understand and interpret them. The ability to conserve, one which is vital and most prominent in children of this age develops as well as the improved ability of flexible problem solving. The skill of interpreting others behaviours, interrelating the things around with your increasing knowledge and the understanding of reversibility are all cognitive abilities which are gradually mastered over the period of middle childhood. This stage of childhood evidently brings about a big change to the child’s process of thinking. They have now developed a more analytical and abstract mind set which will soon develop even further as they mature into the next stage of
Developmental psychology, which is also known as Human Development, is the study of progressive psychological changes that occur in human beings as they get older. Development is the series of age-related changes that happens over the course of a lifespan. People pass through different stages in a specific order and each stage builds on top of another and we develop capacities through those stages. Developmental psychologists have come up with their own theories as to how human beings develop. This leads theorists such as Jean Piaget, to argue that development happens in early childhood and stops once a child reaches adolescence, (meaning that the human being is fully developed by the time they reach their teen years), and it leads other theorists
Early education is considering the fundamental period for brain development. The development brain determines progress in capacity development physical, cognitive, social and emotional on the children. A child who is enjoying the attention, care, patience, play, communication will be willing to learn quickly, to develop his relationships. When we observe child development we have to look after following children development skills: gross motors, fine motors, language, cognitive and social. When we talk about children physical development we have to look after gross and
Human development is a process of changing of human life towards maturation that occurs throughout life. Human development is a process of human change towards maturity that occurs throughout life (Salvin, 1997). The pattern of human development is complicated because it is the result of several processes, namely the process of physical, cognitive, emotional and social. Physical processes involving biological changes in an individual that is genetically inherited from the parents such as height, weight, skill and behavior. Biological process is a process of maturation.
Infants’ self-initiated visual preferences to implicate that even at an early age, it is preferable to focus their attention on stimuli that enhances their learning and cognitive development. In addition, infants contribute to their own cognitive development through their observation of cause and effect. One of the major ways in which infants develop knowledge on cause and effect is through the observation of the physical world around them (Baillargeon,
Physical development is also the easiest to see. Cognitive development is mental development. This development includes learning to recite the alphabet, recognize shapes and colors, problem solve, and use words and phrases. Emotional development is learning what feelings are and being able to recognize what they mean and why they happen. Social development is learning how to interact with other people.
Cognitive abilities enable children to process the sensory information that they collect from the environment. According to Wood, Smith and Grossniklaus (2012), Piaget defined cognitive development as the progressive reorganization of the mental processes that results in biological experience and maturation. As numerous researchers have explained, children normally undergo many changes from birth to adolescents, most of them being growth related. According to Cook (2005), the changes in thinking is what researchers call cognitive development. In toddlers, cognitive development is observed through the early use of tools and objects, the child’s behavior when objects are moved in front of them and their understanding when objects and when people are in their environment.
I will use knowledge of cognitive changes to plan proper instruction and assessment which endorse learning and development. I will know that growth in any one domain will influence development in other domains. My training will allow me to see signs of developmental delays or impairments in students in early childhood through fourth-grade. I need to know the stages of play development and its role in young children’s learning and development. I will use this knowledge to develop meaningful, integrated, and active learning and play experiences to develop the whole child for students in early childhood through fourth grade.