Child Development Stages

child development stages

Child Development Stages: Ages one to five can be difficult; there is too much growing and learning in a child’s life. There are generally accepted milestones along the child developmental stages: first five years, ages six to twelve, and thirteen through eighteen.

It’s important to recognize the different development stages and the importance that each stage plays in your child’s development. The first five years are when the child learns basic language skills and interacts with his or her peers. During this period, the baby’s brain is growing, and during this time, he or she can learn and respond to directions.

Learning To Express Emotions

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The second five years of a child’s brain is when the child can begin to express emotions and take in their surroundings. This is when a child begins to speak and begin to read. At this point, the child can move about and learn about different people, places, and things.

At the age of six, the child can begin to move beyond his or her senses and grasp concepts and information. By this time, the child can follow directions and understand what they are trying to convey to them. During this age, the child is also beginning to recognize his or her self.

From seven to twelve years of age, the child is becoming more competent in math, science, and language. At this age, the child may be doing well at school, but is still learning.

During Teens Child Is More Socially Skilled

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During the teen years, the child is becoming more socially skilled. The teenager will have communicated well with his or her peer group and is beginning to form relationships with other children. At this age, the teen can understand and participate in social activities such as sports, school activities, and community events. And is also beginning to develop the ability to share with others.

In the teenage years, the teenager will also have begun to have some self-esteem and will be developing personal relationships. This is also when they start to think and act in a “big picture” way at this point in their lives. This is the time that the teen should begin to take responsibility for the decisions he or she makes and become involved in matters which may affect him or her personally.

The teen years are also the years where the child will begin to think more seriously about academic subjects. He or she will begin to want to do well in school, participate in extracurricular activities, make plans for his or her future, and begin to realize that being “in school” is important. The teenager also begins to begin to consider careers. At this time, he or she will realize that he or she is interested in mathematics and science and that he or she should begin to ask for help if he or she needs help in school.


As the child begins to enter into adulthood, this age is often referred to as adulthood. At this age, the adult is beginning to seek other people and groups to become involved in their daily lives. The adult is not interested in remaining isolated but is now more interested in having a close and friendly relationship with other people. The adult is beginning to have his or her hobbies and may participate in activities such as working on one’s hobby or joining a neighborhood group of people who enjoy the same interests as he or she does.

Once the adult has moved into the “real world,” he or she will be working in a job that requires interaction with others instead of working alone. And may also have a family.

Fulfilling The Responsibilities In The Society

The adult is also likely to be seeking out support from family and friends as he or she seeks to fulfill his or her responsibilities in the society as a whole. This means that the adult will be looking for ways to participate in activities and socialize with other people, such as attending church, school, joining a local club or organization, and meeting with friends for a coffee or dinner.

Last Stage

Finally, at the last stage of adulthood, the adult is entering the last stage of his or her life – dying.

The adult may be reaching this age because he or she has reached this stage and no longer has the drive to continue the education and drive to pursue his or her education that the child did during the earlier stages of his or her life. At this stage, the adult may be able to complete all the previously necessary activities for a fulfilling life, including starting a family. The adult may have made plans for their funeral and be ready to pass on.

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