Child Growth and Development - Research Article from World of Anatomy and Physiology

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Child Growth and Development

Child growth includes the period between toddlerhood to pre-adolescence. In the post-toddler period, nutrition continues to be critically important. The child's coordination, language, ability to think, and social skills advance rapidly. In the pre-school years (approximately ages four and five, and sometimes six), socialization and preparation for schooling take on greater importance. From age four onward, early childhood programs are more likely to be associated with education and preschools, but health and nutrition remain key components of what young children need. In the early primary school, a period of transition into school and the world at large (roughly ages six to eight), depending on the degree of synchronicity between home and school, this transition can be relatively easy or extremely difficult. In preadolescence, the period of childhood just before the onset of puberty, (10-12 in girls and 11-13 in boys) children feel...

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