What is Child Development?

Child Developmental screening takes a closer look at how your child is developing.

If a child has a developmental delay, it is important to get help as soon as possible.

It’s perfectly normal for children around age 3 to speak in the choppy, laboured language.

Child development includes the biological, psychological and emotional changes in human beings. Parents play a significant role in a child’s life, socialization, and development. Parental training is the best tool for child development.Behaviour or physical characteristic is changed according to the age growth.

Facts About Child Development

  1. The basic mechanisms or causes of developmental change are genetic factors and environmental factors.
  2. Genetic factors are responsible for cellular changes like overall growth, changes in the proportion of body and brain parts,
  3. There are three broad stages of development: early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence.
  4. Children develop skills in five main areas of development such as Cognitive Development, Speech and Language Development, Fine Motor Skill Development etc.
  5. Children learn these skills, called developmental milestones, during predictable time periods.
  6. A baby’s brain weighs about one quarter (1/4) of what an adult’s brain weighs!
  7. Each child is an individual and may meet developmental milestones a little earlier.
  8. The factor that influences child development is the environment.
  9. Give your child lots of love and attention.
  10. No matter what a child’s age, holding, hugging, and listening are important
  11. .Learn some simple parenting skills for helping your child to learn how to behave.
  12. Every child grows and develops differently.
  13. Physically, between birth and age three, a child typically doubles in height and quadruples in weight.
  14. By age five most children demonstrate fairly good control of pencils, crayons, and scissors. Gross motor.
  15. Children develop a spoken vocabulary of between 300 and 1,000 words in the age of 3years.
  16. Middle childhood is also a time when children develop competence in interpersonal and social relationships.
  17. In general, females begin to develop earlier than do males.
  18. Sexual maturation is one of the most significant developments during the Adolescence time (Twelve to Eighteen Years)
  19. Babies begin to vocalize for around 1 month.
  20. 2 month aged baby Smiles at the sound of your voice and follows you with their eyes as you move.
  21. 3 month baby Raises head and Smiles at other people
  22. 4 months laughs, and tries to imitate sounds; holds the head steady.
  23. 6 month Moves objects from hand to hand.
  24. 7 months baby Responds to own name.
  25. 9 month baby sits without the support and says mama, dada.
  26. 12 months baby can Walk with or without support.
  27. 14 months baby Walks independently, drinks from a cup.
  28. Average length at birth: 20 inches for boys, 19 3/4 inches for girls.
  29. Speech development is very exciting for parents as they watch their babies become social beings.
  30. Your child’s physical development consists of the height, weight, development of muscles and bones.
  31. If your child is carrying a dominant gene related to height, he/she might achieve the same height as you.
  32. Your child’s body needs the right amount of Carbohydrates, Proteins, Vitamins, and Minerals for his/her physical development.
  33. The mental and cognitive development of your child consists of the development of the brain, neurological processes, intellectual abilities, learning abilities etc..