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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Development of Preschoolers Children

Children aged 3 to 6 years can be claasified into 2 developmentally distinct group. 3 to 5 years-old children are considered preschoolers, where as children 5 years and older are part of the school-age. Preschoolers children are undergoing significant social development.


1. Physical and Motor Skills.
This is also time of advancement in motor skills. They have the coordination and balance of an adult. They also developing the muscular strength to perform difficult activities, including jumping rope, swimming, riding bicycles hop and climb.

2. Cognitive and Intellectual Development
Preschooler's vocabulary will expand to at least 2,500 word, and can understand as many as 30,000 words.They can tell elaborat stories with complex sentences of 5 to 8 words. They understand and respect roles. They show interest in reading, including independently looking through books, attempting to write letters and number, and listening attentivelly when others read to them.

3. Dietary Changes
Preschoolers generally have a healthy attitude about eating and will eat as a natural response to hunger. They may still have specific food preferences that can vary on a daily basis. They are receptive and vulnerable to media advertisements for popular foods and snacks that may be good-tasting but of poor nutritional quality, dietary habits that begin in these childhood years can impact health later in life.

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