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Physical Growth and Development 4 – 6 Year Olds. Growth and Development Height and ___________________ ________________and Posture Teeth _________________.

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1 Physical Growth and Development 4 – 6 Year Olds

2 Growth and Development Height and ___________________ ________________and Posture Teeth _________________ Skills

3 Height and Weight Only slightly ________________ from ages 1 – 3 Average yearly ___________________ in height is ___ – 3 Average yearly weight gain is __ – 5 lbs. Boys are slightly _______________ and _______________ than girls.

4 Proportion and Posture Between 4 – 6, body becomes __________and________________ Protruding abdomen becomes __________________ Shoulders widen and more _________ Chest_______________ and flattens Neck becomes ____________________ __________ lengthen rapidly, growing straighter and firmer Balance and__________________________ improve Hold their arms _______________body when walk/run

5 Teeth Begin losing their _________________ teeth Set of _________ first teeth First ________________ appear (first ___________________ teeth) _________ upper Two __________________ Act as a__________ to keep other teeth in position Primary teeth generally lost in ______________ they came in.

6 Thumb-Sucking As a form of ______________ To handle ________________ It is best __________________ Forcing to _______________ may cause more problems Usually children ____________ on their own If excessive, consult ___________________ May cause positioning problems w/permanent teeth and could alter ____________ of the jaw.

7 Motor Skills ___________motor skills improve significantly Very _____________________ Improved _________________ (use of hands and fingers) Need opportunities for ____________development Children with well-developed small motor skills find learning to _____ and write easier.

8 How Motor Skills Develop Small Motor Skills 4 year old ________, cuts, dresses 5 year old Ties, _______, buttons,etc. 6 year old Writes, pastes, _______ Large Motor Skills 4 year old Gallops, jumps, _______ 5 year old Balances, __________ 6 year old _____________, bicycle

9 Hand Preference By __ most children use______over the other Some _________________, or able to use both Unknown how preference develops, some believe ______________ Some believe ________________encouragement Best ________ to attempt to change preference


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