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Child Development Links

Introduction to Child Development:

  1. What is child development? Why is it important to know about child development?
  2. What are developmental milestones?
  3. What are the 5 main areas of development? Explain each.
    • What are typical milestones, or skills, children learn at different ages?
  4. What is developmental screening? Why is it so important? Who provides developmental screening services?
  5. What can I do to improve my child’s behavior?
    • How Kids Develop - What can I do to improve my child's behavior?
  6. What makes kids healthy, happy and well-adjusted?
  7. How can I help my child meet his/her developmental milestones?
    • How Kids Develop - How can I help my child meet these developmental milestones?
  8. How does my child's doctor check my child's development?
  9. What if my child is not reaching their developmental milestones?

Infant Attachment:

  1. Public Health Agency of Canada - Attachment Information
  2. Ask Dr. Sears
  3. Kids Health - Bonding With Your Baby
  4. NSDU - Understanding Attachment in Young Children
  5. Kids Health - Separation Anxiety Information
  6. See Shell Baby Carrier - Separation Anxiety Information

Note the divergent terms used here:

  • Secure
  • Anxious = Insecure (Ambivalent)
  • Anxious-avoidant = Insecure Attachment (Avoidant Type)
  • Disorganized-disoriented = Insecure (Disorganized)

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Physical Growth (Infant Stage)

  1. Understanding Growth and Development Patterns of Infants
  2. When Your Baby Puts Everything in His Mouth
  3. Physical Development
  4. Your Baby's Hand Control

Intellectual Development of Infants:

  1. Initial Care of the Newborn
  2. Normal Growth and Development of Infants
  3. Working Mothers Do Not Effect Their Child's Social and Intellectual Development

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