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A child needs nourishment, sleep, love, attention and exercise for physical development, according to the Illinois Early Learning Project. Children also need activities and games that help develop motor skills and physical independence.


According to psychologist Erik Erikson, the first stages of emotional development in children are learning basic trust versus mistrust and learning autonomy versus shame. These are followed by the child learning initiative versus guilt and industry versus inferiority.


Starting around age 5, children should be getting at least an hour of medium to high intensity activity on a daily basis. Younger children can engage in exercise with the use of physical games such as tag and visits to a playground. Children who are even younger, mostly...


Aesthetic development in children is the emergence of the ability to appreciate and critically evaluate art. Art pertains to any form of artistic expression. Aesthetic appreciation is usually a reflection of the senses rather than of artistic ability.


Holistic development is a process of addressing the various parts of a child’s development simultaneously. This includes their physical, emotional, relational, intellectual and spiritual elements. With childhood affecting every aspect of a person’s development throughou...


Physical characteristics of children with autism include wider eyes, a broad upper face and a wider mouth, according to CBS News. Children with more pronounced facial differences typically exhibit more severe symptoms of autism than those with milder physical traits. Ot...


Activities that help children develop fine motor skills include finger painting, transferring water from one bowl to another by filling and then squeezing out a sponge, coloring with small, broken crayons or pieces of chalk, cutting out paper dolls and stringing macaron...