Physical Development from Birth to Old Age

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Physical Development from Birth to Old Age What is physical development? Child development refers to the biological and psychological changes that occur in human beings between birth and the end of adolescence. During your life span there are many life stages that occur from birth to old age. In life our behavior, feelings, attitudes and even values change during the process of life. The first stage that began is called the sensory-motor period which starts from 0 – 18 months. This is when the children develop movement how to touch, shake, taste and throw things. These are the basic elements they learn to carry them during life. This is the development of object permanence is one of the most important stages for the development of sensory-motor period. Object permanence is a child's understanding that objects continue to exist even though they cannot be seen or heard. Also the reflex is when a baby is born to one month they understands the environment by inborn reactions such as sucking and looking. Next is when primary circular reaction when they find pleasure in something they repeat it. Secondary Circular Reactions 4-8 months they began to focus on important things. Coordination of Reactions 8-12 months is when the child starts to show clearly planned actions. Tertiary Circular Reactions 12-18 months is when a child may try out different sounds or actions as a way of getting attention. Next, it’s the Pre-Operational Stage which is from 18 months to 5 years. In this stage of growth children are said to be egocentric and stimulus-bound. Egocentric is being self-centered, and selfish. Stimulus-bound is when an event that is apprehended by the senses. Children don’t mean to be this way or know that they are acting as such because they are still growing and don’t really know better. For example if you told a child to go pick a group of things up they would only
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