Child social development stages
The following descriptions for the stages of child development are taken from the Strengthening Families Program, as listed below.
Common Child Development Characteristics other than Physical Development- The Strengthening Families Program – Dr. Karol Kumpfer, Dr. Joseph DeMarsh, and Wendy Child
Social Development: She is still dependent on family and goes back to baby dependence at times. Her manners are not always good. She is trying hard to grow up, but is still scared of many things. She is learning to accept rules and enjoys conforming to society’s rules. She tattles and disputes frequently. She cooperates with others more, but there is a tendency for 2 to exclude a third. She may be bossy, impolite, and stubborn or friendly. She may have a negative attitude and say “NO” a lot. She is interested in exploring the world. She may still be physically aggressive, but is beginning to talk out problems. She may play in small groups of 2 and 3, but still may play alone. She can share and take turns, but does not do this all the time. She often gest silly and naughty purposely; she likes to show off and see reactions of others.
Emotional Development: Her art work shows child’s feelings. She is proud, especially about herself and family. She may be agreeable one minute and cranky the next. She has growing confidence in herself and the world, but also has some fears and feelings of insecurity.
Intellectual Development: This is the age of why, how, and what. She loves to make things up, pretend, dramatize and role play. She likes to choose her own food. She learns through the senses of taste and touch. She asks lots of questions, mostly for information or to clear up ideas she does not understand. She explores things and notices a lot. Her mind is lively, and likes to go from one thing to another, rather than to repeat.
She has a much better attention span, but it is still short. She enjoys and admires her own work, and expects praise from others. She is beginning to understand more complicated thoughts. She is interested in numbers. She can count to four or more, but number concept is not really beyond 1, 2, and many. She likes poetry, books and loves to be read to; she tells stories word for word. She can carry a tune, loves music and can play simple games. She is starting to learn right and wrong, usually wants to do right. She may blame others for something he or she did. She may have trouble separating fact from fiction. She sometimes does not pay attention to the job at hand, so is inattentive.
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