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Chapter 8 Week 5 Child Development

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Chapter 8 Week 5 Child Development Soc 322

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These notes cover the brain development including gross and fine motor skills. It also covers the stages of the brain development in accordance to a child's age.
Rick Fraser
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Sociology322, child development





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Date Created: 05/02/16
Date: 3/25/16 Subject: Chapter 8: Key Concepts/ Questions Notes Learning Objects • Discuss growth and change in the young child’s body and brain. • Describe changes in motor development in early childhood • Characterize the health of young children [Images of Children] • Teresa and her art - Kindergarten and free access to materials created enthusiasm • Later years in school destroyed motivation - Teachers unaided children’s skills - Restrictions to art increased - Student competition created stress Teenagers • Brain is more mineable / it is plastic. • We can actually grow our cells back. • If you are a gamer, it creates passive learning environment [Height and Weight] What is your early Childhood years? - From 2 years to 6 years • Average child grows 2 ½ inches and gain between 5 and 7 pounds a - 6 to 9 year during early child hood - 9-12 when a child hits • ½ of children in Los Angeles live in poverty. They receive there best puberty meal at home. Extra Credit: - They loose the capacity to attend school - Relationship with friends (because they are stigmatized, they are dumb they cannot keep up) - You are to go with out - A kid that is dumb can be seen as dumb. [Height and Weight] sugar. Environmental influences on growth - No carbohydrates. - Ethnic origin - No process sugar. - Nutrition - Everyday exactly what you eat. - Birth order - Urban vs. Rural - Maternal smoking - And write how you feel - Prenatal development on the day without sugar. - When you stop eating sugar your body burn the stored fat. - Fruit, vegetable, meat. - When you go into cactuses. You will start feeling energized. Why is the brain growing so [Brain] quickly? • The grows slower in childhood than in infancy - Myelination starts to slow down after 3 years old. (Layer of fatty cells - 75% of the brain is developed by the age of 3 years old. - 95% of adult volume by age 6 - Brain and head: fastest growing parts of the body • Three main natural neurotransmitters developed in the brain • If you can stay connected with people - When you exercise you enhance the dopamine and the present neurotransmitter. • People have different have depression moment. Than that is - Different kinds of neurotransmitters in medication vary for wonderful. different depressions. - You cannot really multitask. How do you stay in the - Multitasking is bad. moment? - You have to focus on one thing you then go to the next thing. - Sports you don’t think in the game. You think about the moves during practice and not in the game. - Education is not about intelligence; it is about being doing work. - You are not a great student it is about hard work. [Height and Weight] • Growth hormone deficiency - Occurs in prenatal development - Absence in pituitary gland - Treatment over several years needed to attain normal height - Affects boys two more than girls [Gross and fine motor skills] Grows motor skills - Preschoolers struggle for balance - Age 3: Enjoys simple movements such as hopping, jumping and running - Age 4: Becomes more adventurous and climbs - Age 5: Runs hard, is adventurous, tries hair-raising stunts in climbing. - 3-year-old: Most active age in human life span. - Daily exercise needed for muscle growth - Activity level influenced by family, opportunities (child care centers, preschool programs) - Failure to develop can have long-term negative consequences • Grows motor skills: use their big muscles (running, throwing a baseball) Fine Motor Skills - Age 3: still emerging from infant ability to place and handle things - Age 4: Coordination improved and more precise (inability for perfection is frustrating) - Age 5: Hand, arm, and body move together under better eye command (seek more complex activities) • Fine motor skills: use their small muscles (climbing a wall, drawing) - Some skills can be both gross and fine motor skills (climbing) - When you are a kid and have been abused you closed down on all emotional emotions. - In order to have memory you have to present and emotional connection. - You have to be connected to make drawings to use the fine motor skills. • It is important for kids to play at the stage where there brain is developing. • In some case 10 to 15 % aren’t physically developed to hold their pee. A part of their brain has not developed to hold their pee. • When a child doesn’t sleep enough hours they don’t developed right and gives impairs their ability to attend school other social activities. - You should be aware of the child’s sleeping pattern. - And train their brain to sleep and sleeping patterns [Nutrition] • Parents who are trying to force and control them to eat, they oppress them and leads to other problems (they will resent parents or food, anorexia) • Main cause of deaths in children 1 through years old of age. - Higher motor vehicle accidents - Cancer kills a huge amount of children (it is important to keep your children healthy and keep up with there health) [Poverty kids] - Live in hazard environments [ADHD] - Fast growing disease in the United States - ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder) - We don’t know what causes ADHD - We are lucky in this country because most children in other countries dies of dehydration and malnourishment


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