By Dennis Florio
Jan 1, 2010
The early childhood stage is the time from the end of infancy to around age 5 or 6, during this stage children learn to become more self-sufficient and to develop the basic skills needed to care for themselves, they also develop reading skills and spend much time playing with other children and learning social skills. Typically, after entering first grade the early childhood stage ends (Santrock, 2009). Early childhood is an exciting time for both the child and caregivers. During this stage, a child goes through many physical, cognitive and socioemotional changes and developments, all of which will be covered, in brief, within this paper.
When talking about contributions to the physical development of children in the early childhood stage physical growth is one of the first indicators of development. Growth is the most dramatic and obvious indicator of physical development in…
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