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Child Behaviour Development Stages and Ages

The learning processes of the kids are different; there are those who will learn through visual, and there are others who can learn better through tasting, touching or listening. There are kids who will listen intently to your words, and others prefer to move. Their learning method will also depend upon their child behaviour development stages.

The Crucial Stages of Child Development

The specific needs of every child will be contingent upon their personality, learning method, and age. The first few years of their life are crucial for their behavior development. Based on the current topics in child development, here is the overview of the development stages of the kids.

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First Eighteen Months

The progress of the infant during the earliest months will be astonishing. During this fairly short time, the child will gradually understand his surrounding using his senses. They will collect information through sound, smell, taste, and sight. Caregiver of the infant should try stimulating the child development, but they should be cautious to avoid overwhelming them. Your initial goal is just to interact and not to teach. During the latter part of the 18 months, the kid will start to be active. He will explore his surrounding using his toes, feet, hands, and voice. They will also start practicing diverse physical movements such as walking, crawling and rolling.

18 Months-2 Years

This is the second part of the child behaviour development stages which is also referred to as toddler years. During this stage, the kid will start defining himself. This is the time that you need to introduce activities that will stimulate his vocabulary and imagination. These years, the kids will try to get everything in sight due to their inquisitive nature. It is highly important to keep away all the potentially dangerous items out of his reach.

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3-5 Years

This stage of child development is known as preschool years. During this development stage, the kid will be extremely active. Their daily activities can be a mix of their hobby and interest which may include running, pasting, cutting, singing, and painting. As soon as your kid enter the kindergarten, make sure that you will provide supporting activities such as learning simple directions, letters, and numbers.

6-8 Years

Children around this age will be quite busy with their school life. Their life revolves around homework, recess and occasional fights with some of their friends. They tend to plan more and think extensively. They have more questions on this child development stage. Just like us, they will also have good and/or bad days. You need to be prepared since this is only the beginning of the changes in their life.

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9-11 Years

In this stage, you will notice the difference on every kid in terms of child development. Some of them will still act like little ones while there are others who will think maturely. There are others who are starting to enter puberty with their emotions, attitudes, and body. These changes are crucial for the parents, and you need to consider this especially if you are looking for a child care facility.

After 11 years, the changes in your kids will happen fast. There are moments that he will act like a 7-year old kid and other times when he will show maturity and gracefulness. Remain calm; all of these are included in the child behaviour development changes.

About Yezdan ASIL

Child Development Specialist. I finished a university child development specialization department. I teach at a private school.

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