Child Development Haylee Frederiksen

Healthy Development

  • According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention "early years of a child’s life are very important for his or her health and development". In this period children learn skills such as walking, talking, sitting, and skipping.
  • Healthy development has many parts including mental and physical needs.
  • Social, educational, and emotional needs must be met.
  • They have a safe home and spend time with family.
  • They should receive proper sleep, exercise, and nutrition
  • Children also need to have a routine and house rules.
  • Most importantly children need to know that they're loved!


According to the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) there are 5 main areas of development:

  1. Cognitive Development: the potential to learn and problem solve.
  2. Social and Emotional Development: how they interact with others as well as helping themselves and self-control.
  3. Speech and Language Development: whether or not a child uses and comprehends language.
  4. Fine Motor Skills: able to use little muscles; starts to use hands.
  5. Gross Motor Skills: able to use big muscles; starts to pull itself up to stand.

Parent's Role in Child Development

  • The genes that parents pass down to their child has lots of influence in how quickly and well the child develops as well as their physical appearance.
  • The next part is the child's environment. It can either enhance or impair the child.
  • For example if a child gets read to a lot throughout their childhood they are more likely to have a higher IQ but if a child is malnourished they might not reach their IQ potential.

Principles of Child Development

  • The NAEYC reports on 12 main principles to help a child develop. Some of them are:
  • "Development and learning result from an interaction of maturation and experience".
  • When children interact with their parents, who are mature and experienced adults they get to learn from them and know what is appropriate and what's not.
  • "Early experiences have profound effects on development and learning".
  • An experience from when a child is a toddler can have an effect on them throughout their entire life so it's important they have lots of good experiences as a child.
  • "Children develop best when they have secure relationships".
  • "Play is an important vehicle for developing self-regulation and promoting language, cognition, and social competence"
  • It is important for a child to socialize and play with other children so they can learn how to communicate and have manners.

Frankenstein's Creation

  • Frankenstein's creation is like a malnourished child because he gets abandoned at a young age and doesn't get to reach his full potential.
  • The creature's lack of a secure relationship causes him to be emotionally unstable and unsure of others.
  • The creature didn't have anyone to play with or interact with while growing up so he never learned the proper social skills or what is right and wrong.
  • The creature also lacks the emotions love and compassion because no one ever showed him love or compassion.

Works Cited

  • "Facts About Child Development." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 03 Jan. 2017. Web. 19 Jan. 2017.
  • "How A Child Develops - Develop Skills." How A Child Develops - Develop Skills. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.
  • "12 Principles of Child Development and Learning that Inform Practice | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC." 12 Principles of Child Development and Learning that Inform Practice | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.


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