Physical Development Profile

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Physical Development Profile EARLY CHILDHOOD Children in the early childhood stage (between ages 2-6) go through only a few physical developments. Typically the body fat declines in the preschool years, and the growth rate slows. The average weight gain is five to seven pounds and height is only increased about two and half inches. Boys gain more muscle fat than girls and eating well balanced meals are important in this stage. It is because if affect the skeletal growth and body shape. The most important physical development in this stage occurs in the brain and nervous system growth. Gross and fine motor skills progress rapidly as well. ADOLESCENCE During adolescence children (between the ages of 10-18) develop many abilities and dramatic physical changes; moving the child from childhood to physical maturity. Early, prepubescent changes are noted with the appearance of sexual characteristics. Girls develop breasts as early as eight, and achieve full breast development anywhere from 12-18 years old. Menstrual periods occur typically two years after the initial pubescent changes are noted. A rapid
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