PSY 332 Early Childhood

PSY 332 Early Childhood - EARLY CHILDHOOD Physical Growth...

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EARLY CHILDHOOD Physical Growth -get child ready for independent function a. Changes in physique -continued growth i. Less dramatic than infancy/first 3 years ii. Steady additions to height and weight a. Changes in proportion i. Body catches up to head, limbs and trunk lengthen ii. Increase in muscle tone a. Increased skeletal growth i. Cartilage converted to bone faster ii. Bones harden a. Changes in feeding and sleep habits i. Feeding habits -diet begins to resemble adult diet 1. Four basic food groups 2. Adult teeth start coming in ii. Increased potential for obesity 1. Excess caloric intake 2. Environmental influence increases a. Parental norms b. Types of food given, portion size, hunger and satiety cues 3. Insufficient exercise Ex. Amount of time in front of the television i. Sleep habits 1. Need less sleep than infancy 2. Sleep more deeply than later in life 3. Fewer naps i. Attempts to delay onset of sleep 1. Form of separation anxiety 2. Transitional objects -things that help keep you "safe"
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course PSY 332 taught by Professor Evans during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.

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PSY 332 Early Childhood - EARLY CHILDHOOD Physical Growth...

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