Early Childhood Stages

Children develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, and linguistically.

In each stage of child development, there is a different rate of growth for each category. When parents understand the stages of development, it can benefit not only them, but the child as well.

Some stages are tough on parents. Many parents have no idea why their 3 month old baby won’t stop crying or why their 2 year old has so many temper tantrums.

This can be very frustrating for everyone involved. Here is some basic information about what is going on within each state of child development.

Child development birth – 2 years each. And every child is different.

And while the child is being exposed to language, social situations, and learning, the most important thing at this stage is bonding.

The emotional bond between the child and parents, as well as grandparents is of utmost importance of child development. It is bond that will be the basis for each stage to follow.

Learning about your child’s individuality and helping the child to trust is the primary goal for this stage.

Children will usually learn to walk and begin to talk at this time. So, it is a huge intellectual time for them.

Ages 2-5 during the child development stage, children begin to realize that they are separate from their parents. This concept is totally new to them, and they explore every avenue of the experience. They begin to exert their independence, and along with frequently saying “no,” they need to learn to accept no.

Temper tantrums are frequent, so the continuation of the bonding must continue.