Child development is how your child grows through progression of developmental milestones.
All children follow the same sequence of growth and development and within the
same wide timetables.
Though the pattern is widely the same for all children but it is necessary to know that
every child is unique and will progress at his/her own individual speed.
The main areas of child development are inter-related which are language, communication,
feelings, relationships and various cultural elements that every child is brought up
which influences his/her development.
Special needs children mostly seem to be delayed at the development ladder thus moving
through developmental stages in an unusual and very thorough ways. For instance, they
might sit or walk at the normal age, but would not talk at the normal way.
Child Development Aims
Aims of Child Development...
Make you aware your child is developing normally
Enables you to identify a child who for some reason, may not be following
the normative stages
Enables you to build up a picture of your child's progress for a period of time
Enables you to look forward to respond to age-related behaviour
which is an individual source of guidance in providing for your child's developmental needs
Helps you to consider the fact that your child is different in quite normal ways
Make you aware that your child follows the same sequence of growth and development
as other children but the speed varies
Help you to be concerned about the developmental stages of your child, such as sitting up,
crawling and walking
Help you understand what to expect of your child's development at each stage
Help you to provide the right environment to be safe, secure and age appropriate resources
for your child
Help you meet the needs of your child and allow him to reach his full potential.