Newborns react to environmental stimuli naturally for the first two months of their lives. Newborns can move their heads from side to side, perceive close-up objects, turn toward noises, and scream when they require something. Newborns begin to grin at people around the third month of their lives.
The stage from 2+ months to one year is known as the infant stage. Well, there are mainly 3 infant stages of development of a child.
By the time a kid becomes one year old, he or she has developed a plethora of new skills. Infants may identify familiar faces, begin to chatter, regulate their head motions, and put their hands together around the age of three to six months.
Infants start sitting without assistance from six to nine months of age, can bounce when held in a standing posture, and respond to adults calling their names. Gestures are the first form of communication for infants.
Children can point at things, pick up objects, crawl, and even stand with help between the ages of nine and twelve months. Sound and gestures can be imitated by children now.
Between the ages of one and three, the development stage is termed a toddler. Toddlers can stand on their own, learn to walk without assistance, run, and climb stairs in little increments. Waving bye-bye, using a pencil or crayon, drawing a circle, learning to utter numerous words and even short phrases, and following simple directions are all skills that children may learn.
Pre Schooler Stage
This is the stage between the age of three and five years. Children’s motor abilities grow developed between the ages of three and five. Throwing and catching a ball, skipping and hopping, dressing oneself, and drawing correct structures such as a flower are all skills that children may master. They are capable of speaking a whole, extended sentence, and even two or three sentences at a time. By the age of four, they should be able to independently go to the bathroom toilet and utilize the facility.
School-age children are those who are between the ages of six and seventeen. Children learn to be self-reliant and create their ideas at this age. Learning, speaking, and writing have all become second nature. Children experience a wide range of emotions, including jealousy, love, and many more, which they may communicate through words and actions. They form friendships and, in most cases, become best pals at this age. Children get interested in dating when their sexual development progresses around and after puberty. Well, from the age of 12 to 17, we can term it as adolescence.
In addition to infant stages of development, the parents need to keep an eye on their kids’ behavior during adolescence. Because of hormone changes, mood swings, anxiety, and a lot more behavioral issues are common.