Infant? Toddler? Teen? Know your child’s age and stage!
May 31, 2018
This is a quick post to acquaint you with the basic age and stage dictionary of kids. It will help you to understand their developmental needs much better and choose the right activities, behaviours, games etc. for them.
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BABY or INFANT (0-12 MONS)
It doesn’t take long to develop the confidence and calm of an experienced parent. Your baby will give you the most important information—how she likes to be treated, talked to, held, and comforted.
TODDLER (1-3 YEARS)
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At this age, they display ritualistic behavior, such as a bedtime routine, which gives them a sense of reliability and comfort. Although toddlers are clumsy, they can walk without help, go up a staircase, jump in place, hold a crayon, draw a circle, build a tower of two blocks, follow simple directions and use short sentences.
PRESCHOOL (3-5 YEARS)
Your child is advancing from infancy toward and into the preschool years. During this time, his physical growth and motor development will slow, but you can expect to see some tremendous intellectual, social, and emotional changes.
GRADESCHOOLER (5-12 YEARS)
Your child should feel confident in her ability to meet the challenges in her life. This sense of personal power evolves from having successful life experiences in solving problems independently, being creative and getting results for her efforts.
TEEN (12-18 YEARS)
Adolescence can be a challenge for parents. Your youngster may at times be a source of frustration and exasperation, not to mention financial stress. But these years also bring many, many moments of joy, pride, laughter and closeness.
YOUNG ADULT (18-21 YEARS)
A young adult who goes away to a college or a job far from home has to build a social support system from the ground up. At the same time, he may have to acclimate himself to a drastically different environment.