When a child is born in this world they spit, drool, and cry. They depend on their parents and/or
guardians because they cannot fend for themselves. What they lack in strength they make up for in
learning and developing. We as teachers provide a learning environment which helps them learn
social, physical, and cognitive/language skills. Some will pick up skills faster than others as infants.
Just as some will pick up skills faster they may very well lack in another developing skill as a toddler.
To help better example this process I'll talk about the difference between infants and toddlers in a
physically sense first.
I observed that a great training exercise for an infant would be mobiles in a crib. The mobiles
encouraged infants to lift there head to look at it. I have seen how the infant uses his finemotor skills
by using his hands to reach the mobile. As I continued to observe him, he was making cooing as he was
reaching for the mobile. At that point I realize he was developing language/cognitive skills. He was so
fascinated by the toy he began to smile while cooing and trying to grasps at the toy. The child was
showing emotional/social development as well as physical and language skills all at the same time,
amazing. After observing the infant I notice a toddler walking up and down the stair outside. What
seems like a fun activity for the toddler, it also helps his physical attributes develop. The toddler was
using his grossmotor skills as he walked up and down the stairway. He was using his finemotor skills
to hold on to the railing of the stairway while going up and down. After going all the way up the
stairway he yelled “I did it”. The child expressed happiness over capability to climb the stairs
Firstly, the development of the infant has yet to adopt to their environment in which they find ...