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Milestones of Physical Development Presentation

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As an early childhood education professional, it’s important for you to understand typical development of young children and signs to recognize when a child may not be developing as expected.  For this assignment, you will develop a presentation to be shared with colleagues and volunteers who may work in your classroom or learning center. Your presentation will include information about the important developmental milestones of children from birth through age 8. You will also be sharing how children’s physical development is connected to the overall well-being of the child. Finally, you will also discuss signs that a child may be delayed in development.

Prior to beginning work on this assignment,

  • Read Chapters 4 and 5 in your textbook.
  • Review the web page on child development Basic Information.
  • Find at least two Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources of information on early childhood physical development milestones.
  • Please use the attached PowerPoint Template for this assignment.

In your assignment, 

  • Describe one gross motor activity and one fine motor activity that encourages the development of infants (Birth – 12 months).
  • Describe one gross motor activity and one fine motor activity that encourages development for toddlers (One year – Three years).
  • Describe one gross motor activity and one fine motor activity that encourages development for early childhood (Four – Eight years).
  • Discuss one sign that might alert you to a delay in a child’s physical development for each of the following age-groups:
    • Infant (Birth – 12 months)
    • Toddler (One year – Three years)
    • Early Childhood (Four – Eight Years)
  • Describe, using an example, how children’s physical development is connected to the other domains of development:
    • cognitive
    • language
    • social
    • emotional

Your Milestones Story for Physical Development presentation

  • Must be at least six slides in length (not including title and references slides) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s How to Make a PowerPoint Presentation (Links to an external site.)
  • Must include a separate title slide with the following:
    • Title of presentation
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed, or other credible sources to support your theme. Be sure to cite these in APA format on the reference page, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center Introduction to APA (Links to an external site.) resource.
    • The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
    • To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view this Ashford University Library Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.)tutorial, which introduces the Ashford University Library and the research process and provides some library search tips.
  • Must include a separate references slide that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.

Milestones of Physical Development Presentation

Student’s name

Course name and number

Instructor’s name

Date submitted

Daily Activities that Encourage Development in Infants

Gross Motor – (Please provide a detailed description, not just the name, of one gross motor activity appropriate for infants.)

Fine Motor – (Please provide a detailed description, not just the name, of one fine motor activity appropriate for infants.)

Distinguished Rating Hint: Use evidence from credible sources to support your ideas. You will need to use in-text citations.

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Daily Activities that Encourage Development in Toddlers

Gross Motor – (Please provide a detailed description, not just the name, of one gross motor activity appropriate for toddlers.)

Fine Motor – (Please provide a detailed description, not just the name, of one fine motor activity appropriate for toddlers.)

Distinguished Rating Hint: Use evidence from credible sources to support your ideas. You will need to use in-text citations.

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Daily Activities that Encourage Development for Early Childhood

Gross Motor – (Please provide a detailed description, not just the name, of one gross motor activity appropriate in early childhood.)

Fine Motor – (Please provide a detailed description, not just the name, of one fine motor activity appropriate in early childhood.)

Distinguished Rating Hint: Use evidence from credible sources to support your ideas. You will need to use in-text citations.

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Delays in Physical Development

Infants – Discuss, don’t just list, one sign that might alert you to a delay in an infant’s physical development.

Toddlers – Discuss, don’t just list, one sign that might alert you to a delay in a toddler’s physical development.

Early Childhood – Discuss, don’t just list, one sign that might alert you to a delay in the physical development of a 4-8 year-old child.

Distinguished Rating Hint: Use evidence from credible sources to support your ideas. You will need to use in text citations.

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Physical Development is Connected to Other Domains of Development

Cognitive – Provide an example of how physical development is connected to cognitive development.

Language – Provide an example of how physical development is connected to language development.

Distinguished Rating Hint: Use evidence from credible sources to support your ideas. You will need to use in text citations.

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Physical Development is Connected to Other Domains of Development

Social – Provide an example of how physical development is connected to social development.

Emotional – Provide an example of how physical development is connected to emotional development.

Distinguished Rating Hint: Use evidence from credible sources to support your ideas. You will need to use in text citations.

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References

Must use at least TWO scholarly, peer-reviewed, or other credible sources to support your presentation. 

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