Developmental Profiles: Pre-Birth to Eight by Eileen K. Allen, Lynn Marotz

By Eileen K. Allen, Lynn Marotz

This 3rd variation ebook bargains a accomplished, but concise, advisor to the improvement of teenagers. mom and dad, caregivers, and educators alike will locate this booklet fascinating and informative. This ebook covers the actual, cognitive, and affective improvement of youngsters from prebirth via age 8. Developmental milestones are defined in a nontechnical variety that offers easy wisdom, informing readers of what they could count on and the way they could offer applicable studying reports at each one degree of improvement.

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Play simplified peek-a-boo (hold cloth in front of your own face, drop it, say peeka-boo); repeat if baby shows interest. • Gently stretch and bend baby’s arms and legs while making up an accompanying song; later, start a gentle “bicycling” activity. • Touch baby’s hand with a small toy* (soft rattles or other noisemakers are especially good); encourage baby to grasp toy. • Walk around with baby, touching and naming objects. Stand with baby in front of mirror, touching and naming facial features: “Baby’s mouth, Daddy’s mouth.

Eyes do not always work together and may appear crossed at times. • Attempts to track (follow) objects that are out of direct line of vision; unable to coordinate eye and hand movements. Perceptual-Cognitive Development The newborn’s perceptual-cognitive skills are designed to capture and hold the attention of parents and caregivers and to gain some sense of the environment. Hearing is the most well developed of the skills. Newborns can hear and respond to differences among certain sounds and are especially responsive to mother’s voice.

Continuing cell divisions result in specialized cell layers that gradually form major organs and systems, such as the heart, lungs, and brain. Many of these structures will be functional near the end of this period. Embryonic blood, for example, begins to flow through the fetus’s primitive cardiovascular system (heart and blood vessels) in the fourth to the fifth week. During this time, other important changes are taking place. Once implantation is completed, a placenta begins to form. It serves four major purposes: • to supply nutrients and hormones to the fetus • to remove fetal waste products throughout the pregnancy • to filter out many harmful substances, as well as viruses and other diseasecausing organisms.

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