What Are Stages Of Child Development

stages of child development

That is because each stage is the completion of one or more steps of development.

During the beginning stages of a baby’s life, the baby is covered in a thin mucus-like fluid. It protects the baby from infection and helps him develop a proper immune system. During this stage, no one can tell if your baby is sick or not. His development is so quick and his immune system is developing so fast that nobody can tell when he will get sick or not.

The eyes start to open and the child can begin to take in air. He will start to roll over and his head will develop its first hairs. These are all signs of proper development and the baby is ready to begin interaction with others.

Twenty-Four To Thirty-Six Weeks Of Pregnancy

A small child sitting on a chair

The second stage of development occurs after twenty-four to thirty-six weeks of pregnancy. This is a very exciting time for the mother and the child. The mother is full of energy and looks forward to bringing her baby into the world. The child’s eyes are dilated and he has his first tooth. The baby is able to communicate through gestures but cannot talk.

The third and final stage of development occurs at thirty-six to forty-eight weeks of age. The child can now start to sit up, crawl, and even walk. He can hear a sound and can speak and understand facial expressions. It is amazing how much language that a child has at this point. Most babies start to speak by the time they are four years of age. Some children continue to talk well into their teen years.

What The Adults Around Him Do

A boy sitting at a table looking at a book

At this point in the child’s life, the baby is beginning to learn to understand what the adults around him do. He is beginning to follow the lead of his parents and siblings. His vocabulary is growing with age. Some of the common languages that a child will have are ‘sit’, ‘come’, ‘help’ and ‘I’m’. He may also have words such as ‘you’, ‘me’ and ‘our’.

Child development moves forward in four main stages. Each stage builds on the previous one and prepares the child to go on to the next. These are: infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Each of these stages will see the child go through different milestones and will see new skills being learned.

Adults Around Them Are Responsible For Themselve

Stages of child development are very important for parents and everyone else involved. Children need to see that the adults around them are responsible for themselves and for the future. By following the stages of child development, children will have a better understanding of what is expected of them and they will feel more comfortable and confident about going through each stage and becoming an adult.

A child’s behaviour during these stages is usually quite predictable. Children often demonstrate certain characteristics, even at an early age. If the parents and teachers are able to identify these characteristics in a child’s development level at an early age, they can teach the child good behaviour from an early age.

They Are Not Fixed

It is important to remember that whilst these stages are important, they are not fixed. Your child’s life is always developing and your child needs to continue to move into the next stage of child development. It is important for you to be flexible and understand that your child will not fully grasp all aspects at one time. You should always talk to your child and give him or her time to process all of the information that he or she has been given.

During these stages, there are many changes that your child will make. For example, your child may not be able to communicate what is happening to them. At this stage, it is also possible for your child to be misunderstood. It is important to remember that children at this stage are still learning. As such, they may make mistakes.


As mentioned before, these stages of child development are not set in stone. Your child development will most likely vary between individuals. It is normal to have some of these earlier stages while others will not occur until much later in life. It is also normal to be in between these stages of child development. By learning more about these stages of child development, you will be better prepared to know when your child is developing properly.

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