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Physical Development: 1-3 year olds. Ages  Toddler- one to two years old  Preschooler- three to five years old or when they start school.

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1 Physical Development: 1-3 year olds

2 Ages  Toddler- one to two years old  Preschooler- three to five years old or when they start school

3 Factors influencing growth and physical development  Genes/heredity  Nutrition  Health  Life experiences

4 Height and Weight Changes  From 1-3 years old, height and weight slows by half, as compared to the first year of life.  Children also begin to show a greater variation in size

5 Body proportions  From 2-3 years old, the chest becomes larger around than the head and the abdomen  Arms, legs, and torso lengthen

6 Teeth  By age one, child has approximately 8 teeth  By age two, 16 teeth  By age three, 20 teeth  A full set of baby teeth is 20.  A child should begin going to the dentist around 18 months to become comfortable and to start preventative care before permanent teeth come in.

7 Developmental milestones  Not all children reach these milestones at the same age  These are averages  Variations are caused by differences in physical size, health, diet, interests, temperament, and play opportunities  Can help caregivers choose activities that are developmentally appropriate for child’s age

8 motor skills Gross motor skills months: walking months: jumps in place 2-2 ½ years: pushes self on wheeled toys 2 ½ - 3 years: alternates feet going up stairs Fine motor skills months: picks up small objects with thumb and pointer finger months: grasps crayon with fist 2-2 ½ years: turns one page of a book 2 ½ - 3 years: screws lids on and off containers

9 dexterity  The skillful use of hands and fingers  Turning on a faucet requires greater dexterity than walking steadily

10 Sensory integration  Combines information from the various senses to make a single, whole picture of what’s happening  Sensory dysfunction is when one cannot process all the information the senses take in; may react more strongly to different types of stimulation, like light or noise, and less strongly to taste or touch.

11 Sleep patterns  Age one- two naps, morning and afternoon combining for several hours  As children get older, daytime naps become shorter  By age two, children typically give up morning nap and sleep longer at night

12 Night terrors vs. nightmares  Night terrors occur early in the child’s sleep cycle  Night terrors aren’t likely to be remembered  Nightmares are frightening dreams that seem real  Nightmares are more serious and may signal anxiety in child’s life

13 Self feeding  Age 1- eat finger foods, use a spoon, drink from a cup  Age 2- use a fork, but eat slowly  Age 3- can use spoon and fork skillfully and can chew tough foods cut into small pieces

14 Serving sizes  Young children need smaller servings and need to eat more frequently  Their stomachs are smaller  Food should be offered every 3-4 hours

15 Meal appeal Variety is the key! Provide differences in:  Color  Texture  Shape  Temperature Provide an ease of eating- cut up foods

16 Good eating habits  Be a role model  Try new foods  Let child help in kitchen  Encourage child to eat only when hungry and eat slowly  Don’t use food as reward or punishment  Encourage drinking water instead of sugary drinks

17 hygiene  Bathing themselves  Hand washing  Brushing teeth  Using the toliet  Using a tissue Still need adult supervision and help

18 Toliet teaching Physical and emotional signs of readiness:  Can control bladder and bowel functions  Recognizes signals that elimination is necessary  Can remove clothes easily  Shows an interest in wanting to be grown up and use the toliet  Can physically control sphincter muscles at 18 months

19 Dressing  Starts helping on own at age months  By age two, can do pants but shirts are difficult  By age three, children can dress independently  Learns independence, responsibility, self esteem

20 Choosing clothes  Comfort  Fabric  Durability  economy

21 fibers of clothes Synthetic Fibers Advantages:  Durable  Wrinkle resistant  Quick drying Disadvantages:  Doesn’t absorb moisture well  Holds heat and perspiration against body Flame resistant fabric can catch on fire but will not burn as quickly as other fabrics Only sleepwear is required to be flame resistant

22 checkups  Ages 12, 15, 18, 24 months and 3 years  Vaccines introduce small amount of disease carrying germs to body  Vaccines cause immune system to set up defenses against future exposure to that disease

23 Safety hazards and protection  Choking  Unsafe toys  Poisoning  Burns  Traffic accidents  Sunburns  pets


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