ECE 205 Week 4 Assignment
Instructor Nadia Hasan
November 10, 2014
The preschool years which are the ages between 2 ½ years to five years old is an exciting time for children. It is during this time that they use all of the development learned during the infant and toddler stage to actively explore and engage in school. Preschoolers learn how to make their own choices, develop socially, and explore their environments. Parents and caregivers still play an important role in helping children during this time take initiative and explore their environments. Adult’s behaviors, attitudes, and styles of thinking contribute to preschooler’s development. Children develop at their own rate while showing developmental landmarks at different times. There are still important stages that occur during this period in a child’s growth physically, social-emotionally, cognitively, and their language
Physically children in the preschool period begin to lose their baby fat as they become taller. Their facial features begin to change as well as their adult like features will begin to form. In the area of motor development children are more advanced as they are able to handle their movement more gracefully during this stage. “These children have mastered walking and can even run, stop, and change directions with ease.” (Christina J. Groark, Stephanie K. McCarthy, Afton R. Kirk, 2014) Their fine motor movements are improved as they are able to draw and some able to write their name. Cognitively children are advancing as well during this time as they advance in brain growth and development. “Brain growth and cognitive skills continue to increase in complexity, building on the development made in the toddler years.” (Christina J. Groark, Stephanie K. McCarthy, Afton R. Kirk, 2014) Children are able to communicate better with others as they have the ability to process their own
References: Christina J. Groark, Stephanie K. McCarthy, Afton R. Kirk. (2014). Early Child Development: From Theory to Practice. Bridgepoint Education, Inc.