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CHAPTER 7 Physical & Cognitive Development in the Preschool Years
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Physical Development 2
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The Body Variations in Height and Weight Changes in body shape Begin to lose baby roundness By 6, proportions similar to adults’ Rate of growth slows 3
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Nutrition and Health Nutrition Need less food What they eat is as (or more) important than how much they eat Health Minor illnesses = good thing Injuries Lead poisoning 4
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Preschool Prescriptions 5
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Brain Development Physical changes Myelination (e.g. reticular formation) Corpus Callosum, cerebellum, cerebral cortex Lateralization Specialization of the brain Relation to motor and cognitive development 6
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Gross motor skills 3 year olds Developing/learning motor coordination Jump, hop on one foot, run, climb stairs alternating feet 4 year olds Accurate and coordinated motor movements Throwing ball at specific person 5 year olds Sophisticated motor skills Ride bicycles, climb ladders Start, turn, stop effectively in games 7
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