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Body growth and development do not grow as quickly as the first year grow at different rates (height and weight) -heredity -environment.

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2 Body growth and development do not grow as quickly as the first year grow at different rates (height and weight) -heredity -environment

3 Years 1 to 3 Babies triple their birth weight during the first year Toddlers gain only ¼ of that amount Most girls reach 53% of their adult height by age 2 Most boys reach 50% of their adult height by age 2

4 THEREFORE… It is usually true that a tall two-year- old will be a tall adult. Ben is 24 months old. He is currently 34 ½ in. tall. How tall will he be?

5 Average height and weight from one to three years Age in months Height Weight 30 in 21 lbs 32 in 24.5 lbs 34 in 27 lbs 36 in 30 lbs 38 in 32 lbs

6 Motor Development Toddlers improve on motor skills developed as an infant Also learn many new skills Practice, practice, practice!!

7 Large Motor Development development of the trunk and arm and leg muscles also called gross motor development -climbing -walking -jumping -running -throwing

8 Most begin within two to three months after first birthday How old were you when you learned to walk? Learn to walk at different ages –Beginning stand with feet wide apart turn feet outward and flex knees tiptoes arms out Walking

9 Walking contd –At two years may look like a run 170 steps per minute half the length of adult stride walk onto objects lots of falling

10 Running True running begins around 2 years Not skilled Cannot start or stop quickly

11 Jumping Not much before 2 years At 2 years- jump off low objects with both feet Move arms backwards

12 Climbing Toddlers climb onto furniture and other objects Walk up and down stairs with help Put both feet on each stair Climbing relates to accessibility and courage

13 Throwing and Catching Throwing begins on accident Like seeing what happens and then throw on purpose Sitting before standing Not skilled throwers until 3 years Catch by squatting and picking up Arms extended and elbows stiff

14 Small Muscle Development Development of small muscles- hands and fingers Fine motor skills Eye-hand coordination Hold utensils, drink from cup, feed themselves- after 1 year

15 18 months- 2 years string large beads turn book pages one at a time open doors using knobs hit pegs with hammer hold crayons and pencils By 2 years- most show hand preference

16 Providing for the Toddlers Physical Needs Feeding Clothing Rest and Sleep Hygiene Toilet Learning

17 Clothing Consider self-dressing features to help them get dressed by themselves Consider safety, comfortable fabric and construction, growth features, durability, attractive style, and easy care

18 Rest and Sleep Toddlers sleep less than babies May resist sleep Many techniques help in sleep management

19 Hygiene (or Baths!) Usually fun for toddlers. May use a seat or a tub Never ever leave a toddler in a bathtub alone

20 Toileting Timing varies from toddler to toddler Many toddlers do not complete the learning process quickly.

21 Physical Factors Ability to feel a full bowel and bladder Ability to know what the sensation of needing to go means in time to get to the potty Ability to control muscles used for holding in or letting go Ability to walk Ability to remove or push down clothes


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