DOMAINS AND STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT
Physical Development: It includes the growth of the body and its organs during childhood, the appearance of physical signs of aging during adulthood, and the gains and losses in motor abilities that occur over the years.
Motor Development: Motor development refers to the development of a child’s bones, muscles and ability to move around and manipulate his or her environment. Motor development can be divided into two sections: gross motor development and fine motor development.
· Gross motor development involves the movement of the large muscles in the child’s body. This movement including sitting, walking, running and climbing stairs.
· Fine motor development are those that involve the small movements of the fin-gers and hands. They include picking up objects, using cups, knives and forks, pour-ing drinks, dressing, holding and using pencils, pens, scissors and keyboards.
Social Development: Social development refers to the process by which a child learns to interact with others around them.
Emotional Development: It refers to the ability to recognize, express, and manage feelings at different stages of life how and why they happen and to have empathy for the feelings of others.
Cognitive Development: Cognitive development involves changes and stability in mental processes.
Language Development: Language development is the use of arbitrary symbols in an orderly fashion to communicate verbally and individual’s wants and needs.
Observe your friends and write down their physical activities. Observe differences among them.