Children’s overall development tends to progress from head to toe
Children’s overall development tends to progress from head to toe, inner to outer, from simple to complex and from general to specific. The child’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual and language development will be changing in different age stages. Physical development is the growth of movement skills in both fine and gross motor skills and development in hand to eye co-ordination. They are connected and can be of impact to one another. Social and emotional development is the base of relationships, learning social and cultural skills, caring for others, independence, decision making, building confidence and learning to handle emotions in a healthy way. Intellectual development refers to the understanding of information, lengthening attention span, the reasoning in daily experiences, developing memory, logical thinking and questioning.