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jacquelinemariedolim

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My observation is that communication is a key component to a child's development. We can communicate both non-verbally and verbally in order to help a child develop. Non-verbal expressions of love can be conveyed to an infant with a tender look in our eyes and a warm smile on our face. As a child grows they need love and encouraging instructions as we teach them.
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i watch kids at various months on the 6 week to 1 year scale and each is at its own place in growth some moving faster and some moving slower than others. growth isnt always a checklist or text book because each child learns and grows at their own pace. i see the checklist as suggestion almost, like maybe a parent might need to figure out the things their child needs to work torwards or a parent needs to push a little harder. maybe wait a little longer to pick their child up if the child is doing tummy time.
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It amazes me at how long and extensive the list is for the milestones. It also seems like there are endless ways as a caregiver, that we can help in the process.
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The list shows a multitude of ways caregivers can help children reach milestones. I notice the vast amount of interaction babies need and how that doesn't change much as they grow. Children always need communication from caregivers.
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I noticed that children development is always building on previous skills. There are quite a few skills repeated in multiple sectionswith little to no significant differences but if you compare a few development stages up it is significantly different.
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SierraKowalski

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I thought it was interesting that at 18 months (the age of children I work with) they say to talk to your doctor because it could be a red flag if a child doesn't have at least 6 new works but don't mention a caveat for bilingual children. Children who learn more than one language usually have a slight delay in the beginning but in the long run it's vastly beneficial for brain development.
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I realized as I looked at the checklists how many of the things I wouldn't consider a milestone, especially for infants, I would also catch myself being like "oh yeah they did start doing that thing around that time that makes sense."
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amberteresa97

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Each child learns and develops differently than the other. Of course there are certain developmental milestones that young children need to be achieving, at a certain pace, and with positive encouragement each child should be able to thrive at their own pace.  
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