Infant Toddler Development Training
|Developmental Domain||Typical Developmental Events for 18 Month Old Child|
As noted above, it is important for the ITDS to be cognizant of both typical and atypical child development. Many times, parents and caregivers rely on the ITDS to provide guidance in this area, particularly concerning appropriate routines and activities. For this activity you will need to use the developmental information for a child 18 months of age from the websites listed in Activity #1 and your findings in Activity #2. In the chart below, identify and list five toys you would consider to be appropriate for a child 18 months of age, keeping in mind the perceptual capacities needed to respond to the toys, motor skills needed to access the toys, and the skills promoted by the toys?
|Appropriate toys for an 18 month old child|
Toys below were chosen because a child of 18 months can: pick up the objects due to the size of the knobs and blocks and clown pieces, farm pieces...each toy has more than one object and children aged 18 months can use 3-4 objects...children this age can cross objects across midline, walk and run, imitate adults and animals, and can follow simple directions.
- geometric shapes with jumbo knobs
- stacking clown (or any type of stacker toy)
- mega blocks
- play farm set
Lesson 1 Highlights
This lesson provided a basic overview of child development. Typical and atypical child development was defined. The three stages of prenatal development were discussed and samples of developmental milestones were addressed for each of five domains: motor/physical, cognitive, social/emotional, communication/ language, and self-help/adaptive. Distinctions between quantitative and qualitative differences were discussed as well as the necessity of looking at child development from a culturally relevant perspective due to the ever increasing diversity in our country.
U. S. Bureau of the Census. (2000). Statistical abstract of the United States. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.
Woolfolk, A. (2001). Educational psychology. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
- www.childdevelopmentinfo.com (For activity #1)
- www.zerotothree.org/magic (For activity #1)
- www.med.umich.edu/1libr/yourchild/devmile.htm (For activity #1)