Stages of Development - Part 1
There are five stages of Early Childhood Development. They are:
Depending on Others (0 - 6 months)
Exploring (6 months - 1 years 6 months)
I Can Do It Myself (1 year 6 months - 3 years)
I Think I am All Grown Up (3 - 4 years)
I Know I am all Grown Up (4 - 5 years)
In this series of blog posts, we will go over each developmental stage in detail.
The first stage, Depending on Others, is a very important stage of development, as this stage of child development forms the foundation for all later development. During this stage children should:
Make eye contact and follow a moving person or object with their eyes;
Make sounds, smile, and laugh;
Begin imitating sounds and chatter;
Reaches, explores, bangs, holds and shakes obejects with their hands;
Put objects in their mouth;
Responds to their name and turn their head towards sounds;
Like to be picked up;
Is able to calm themsevles by sucking on their hand or pacifier;
Play alone for short periods of time;
Prefer to be with people they know well; and
Nap often (hopefully!).
In our next blog post, we will discuss the Exploring Stage.