Child Development Stages

Child development stages are physiological changes in the children which makes them more capable physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually. Child development stages are the milestones of a child’s life. Some of these milestones are from nativist theories. There exists a wide variation in terms thinks is normal, it includes genetic, cognitive, physical, family, cultural, nutritional, and educational factors. Many children reach some or most of these milestones at the same time as other children. There are some child development stages which are divided on the basis of their age till birth.

In the Newborn stage, a child is in a state of total dependency and demonstrates no social or emotional qualities. They do not show any interest in the environment around them. In this stage, a baby starts to smile when their mother holds them. As they try to move their muscles they begin to crawl forward by pulling themself. They also begin to use a raking grasp where they use their thumb and fingers to pick up small items.

In the Infant stage, a child will show interest in the environment around them. They start to sit up on their own and begin to take steps while holding on to something for support. The children also get teeth at this age where they face early teething problems. Some babies have seizures, which are not considered dangerous but can be painful for the baby.

In the Toddler stage, a child is able to walk and pick up small objects with their hands. Their physical development is at its peak during this stage. Toddlers can throw objects for distances and may be hurt by them accidentally. They begin to use sentences of more than one word, they will begin to understand the meaning of ‘no’.

In the Preschool stage, a child learns to interact with other children. At this age, their social abilities start developing as they try to learn more about their surroundings. Parents should be aware of their child’s Child development stages at every stage in order to help them grow up into responsible adults, as well.