42 Introduction to Early Childhood
Objectives: At the end of this lesson, you will be able to
- Summarize overall physical growth during early childhood.
- Describe growth of structures in the brain during early childhood.
- Identify examples of gross and fine motor skill development in early childhood.
- Identify nutritional concerns for children in early childhood.
- Examine nutritional content in popular foods consumed by children in early childhood.
- Describe sexual development in early childhood.
- Define preoperational intelligence.
- Illustrate animism, egocentrism, and centration using children’s games or media.
- Describe language development in early childhood.
- Illustrate scaffolding.
- Explain private speech.
- Explain theory of mind.
- Explain Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development for toddlers and children in early childhood.
- Contrast models of parenting styles.
- Examine concerns about child care.
- Explain theories of self from Cooley and Mead.
- Summarize theories of gender role development.
- Examine concerns about childhood stress and development.
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