Lecture_13-_Char._of_Elem_Children

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Characteristics of Elementary Children
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Healthy Tips of the Day Every six months check Change your toothbrush Change the batteries on your smoke alarms. One new fruit or vegetable every week Buy shoes at the end of the day
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The Growing Child Three types of development Physical: related to growth, motor skills and sensory perception Cognitive: Related to thinking, learning, and memory Psychosocial: Related to personality, social knowledge and emotions
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The Growing Child Generally controlled by genetic make-up 60% Nature Vs Nurture Rapid growth period from birth to age 5. From 6 to adolescence, growth slows to a steady pattern. Adolescence (i.e. puberty): Major growth spurts (sooner for girls)
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Growth Velocity Curve for Height
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Elementary School Children Boys generally taller and heavier than girls. Genders overlap more than they differ Body proportions: Head and stomach proportionally large with infants Bones are small and thin Head steadily becomes proportionately smaller Limbs become proportionately larger
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Top Heavy: An Example…
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course KIN 2577 taught by Professor Carson during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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