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"Typical" Growth and Development, Ages birth-5yrs

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Growth and Development, Ages 1 to 12 Months

How do babies grow and develop in the first year?
The first 12 months may be the most dynamic period of life. Dramatic changes are taking place in all areas of growth and development, which include:

Physical development. Most babies double their birth weight by gaining an average of 0.5oz to 1oz every day for the first 6 months of life. Birth weight usually triples sometime between 9 and 12 months of age. By 12 months of age, most babies have grown in length a total of about 10in. since birth. Head circumference usually increases about 0.25in. to 0.5in. a month.
Cognitive development. This is the process by which babies develop the abilities to learn and remember. Babies begin to recognize and interact with loved ones and start to understand that people and objects still exist even when they are out of sight (object permanence).
Emotional and social development. In a loving environment, babies easily bond with their parents. In the first month, newborns express emotion mainly by crying and grimacing or displaying an alert and bright face. By about 4 months, they learn to smile, coo, and move their arms around when excited. By 5 months, babies show a clear preference for a loved one. In the following months, "separation protest" and "stranger anxiety" are two of the ways babies show this growing attachment. A close bond provides a foundation for future relationships: babies learn from their parents how to love and how to trust.
Language development. Babies' brains are very open to learning, and they quickly absorb the language around them. By about 3 to 6 weeks, babies develop a different crying sound to show a specific need (such as hunger or discomfort). By around 2 months of age, they begin to interact with caregivers by cooing and smiling, which proceeds to babbling and chuckling within about 6 months. Also by 6 months, most babies have learned all of the basic and distinct sounds of their native language. By the first year most babies can say a few words, like "mama" or "dada," and can understand many more.
Sensory and motor development. A baby's movements become more controlled and deliberate as the newborn reflexes fade. Although seemingly stiff at times, a baby will be limber and coordinated enough in 6 months to suck his or her toes and strong enough to sit with light support. By 10 months, many babies can stand, although they may need support



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Growth and Development,Ages 12 to 24 Months

What kinds of growth and development occur between the ages of 12 and 24 months?
Your child's rapid brain development between the ages of 12 and 24 months causes amazing changes to happen-such as talking, walking, and remembering. Your child transitions from babyhood to early childhood during this period, known as the toddler years.

The changes that happen in this period are often grouped into five areas:

Physical growth. Expect your child to grow about 3in. to 5in. and gain between 3lb and 5lb.
Cognitive development. This is your child's ability to think, learn, and remember. Your child will start to remember recent events and actions, understand symbols, imitate, imagine, and pretend.
Emotional and social development. Toddlers form strong emotional attachments and often feel uneasy when they are separated from their loved ones. Around the same time, toddlers typically want to do things on their own or according to their own wishes. This sets the stage for conflict, confusion, and occasional breakdowns.
Language development. At 15 to 18 months, a typical toddler understands 10 times more words than he or she can speak. By the second birthday, most toddlers can say about 50 to 100 words.
Sensory and motor development. Motor skills develop as your child's muscles and nerves work together. Toddlers gain control and coordination and become steady walkers. Climbing, running, and jumping soon follow.

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Growth and Development,Ages 2 to 5 Years

How does a child grow and develop between the ages of 2 and 5?
The ages between 2 and 5 are often called the preschool years. During these years, children change from clumsy toddlers into lively explorers of their world. A child develops in these main areas:

Physical development. In these years, a child becomes stronger and starts to look longer and leaner. Physical growth is slower than in the first 2 years of life, but the outward changes can be dramatic.
Cognitive development. A child this age makes great strides in being able to think and reason. In these years, children learn their letters, counting, and colors. Their play becomes more creative as they learn to imagine.
Emotional and social development. Between the ages of 2 and 5, children gradually learn how to manage their feelings. They begin to feel ashamed or guilty when they do something wrong. By age 5, friends become important.
Language. The ability to use words grows quickly in these years. By age 2, most children can say at least 50 words. By age 5, a child may know thousands of words and be able to carry on conversations and tell stories.
Sensory and motor development. By age 2, most children can walk up stairs one at a time, kick a ball, and draw simple strokes with a pencil. By age 5, most can dress and undress themselves; draw a person with a head, body, arms, and legs; and write some small and capital letters.
Children usually move from one important point (or milestone) in their development to the next in a natural pattern. For example, most children say single words before they speak in sentences. But each child grows and gains skills at his or her own pace. It is common for a child to be ahead in one area, such as language, but a little behind in another.

Learning what is normal for children this age can help you spot problems early or feel better about how your child is doing.

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