8 - Early Childhood Physical Development

8 - Early Childhood Physical Development - Chapter 8 Early...

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Chapter 8 Early Childhood:  Physical Development - Ages 2 through 6 Physical Development in Early Childhood - Body Growth o 2 to 3 inches in height each year o 5 pounds in weight each year o By the end of the preschool years, children start to lose their “baby” teeth o American children usually get their first permanent tooth at 6 ½ years of age Right Handed or Left Handed? - Hand preference is evident in 10% of one-year olds, and strengthens during early  childhood - 90% of five-year-olds prefer one hand over the other - Left-handed and mixed handed people are more likely than right-handed people to  have outstanding verbal and math skills Factors Affecting Physical Growth and Health - Heredity and hormones o Children’s physical size and rate of growth are related to those of their parents - Emotional well-being o Children with stressful lives suffer more respiratory and intestinal illnesses - Sleep habits o Hours of sleep needed declines between ages 2-6
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HDFL 124 taught by Professor Koivunen during the Spring '08 term at Wisc Stout.

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