Today I was reading about stages of development of kids, from infancy through to their teen years. I marvel at all that the body learns and that we do daily without even giving it a second thought. Let’s talk more about these stages of children.
On growing up
For example, I don’t think about how there was once a time when I didn’t know how to tie my shoelaces. I don’t remember a time before I could throw a ball, or walk up and down the stairs with alternating feet.
Also, I look at how I can read body language without the other person saying a single word. How do I understand how they are feeling?
What about language comprehension? I am thankful to be able to read quickly and comprehend what I read. That only happened after undergoing the development stages of children.
So much happens in the first 17 years of life
From language to emotions, motor skills, and daily living tasks, there is a lot of important development that occurs in those first 17 years of life. The WPS infographic below shows the details and gives great examples of each of the areas.
Of course, every child is unique, so they won’t follow the exact timeline, but the image provides a general framework that can be helpful to parents. For example, you might wonder what age your child can expect to be able to do single-digit subtractions. It is a helpful reference for milestones. I hope you find it useful.
Development stages of children infographic from WPSpublish.com
Stages of children
Have you ever thought about all that happens in child development? There are so many physical, mental, emotional, and social changes that occur in the early years of life. It truly is amazing!