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    Nov 14, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course is truly amazing! I try to never miss a class because the information is very interesting. The material you learn you can apply to your life and apply it to when you're having children. I loved taking it this semester because my first nephew is being born and i think I am more prepared for him being born.

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    We learned about gross and fine motor developments, when children develop them and why. When learning about gross and fine motor development we went through what movements develop and when. Recently we have been discussing the differenced between infants and toddlers gross and fine motor developments. INFANTS:( birth - 8 months) -have limited motor skills (ex. paying attention to sounds and sights) - start to understand the permanence, solidity, and gravity of an object -can start to mock facial expressions (delayed) -improved knowledge of objects properties -imitation of adults actions (delayed) TODDLERS: (9 months - 2 years) -can search for a hidden object -start to solve simple problems (putting the right shape ball in the right shaped slot) -rational imitation -displaced reference of words -imitation of everyday behaviors in make believe play -awareness of pictures as symbols for reality

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    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Some advice I would recommend for a student taking this class is don't take advantage of class time. I know it doesn't seem that big of a deal if you skip class every once and awhile but it'll add up. Sometimes the professor will add video examples she showed in class on the tests. Also don't take advantage that the tests are online. Most students think that if the tests are online they don't have to study and they can just look up the answers while taking the test. This is not the case the professor will make the test questions more difficult and mostly applied learning questions.

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