Behavioral Child Development and Why is it So Important?

The safe assembly between child and parents is essential for child development. The child is very sensitive, he memorizes and learns from all the experiences he encounters, and he faces it all while developing at a very alert pace.

The study of human development attempts to answer the question of why people change over time and why they remain the same. The study of human development, in general, and of child development, especially surpasses the peculiarities of age and individuality, the way in which the various psychic processes and features emerge and manifest. The development of the cognitive, effective, voluntary, personality traits is done within a specific relationship in which we can surprise on one side the particularities of the age and, on the other hand, the individual peculiarities.

Why is child development important?

Child development can be influenced in early childhood stages, through effective interventions that change the balance between risks and protective factors, leading to the prevention of problems or shortcomings.

Human development is determined by the dynamic and continuous interaction of biological factors and experience, children passing through processes of successive assimilation and accommodation.

Forming self-regulation skills is the cornerstone in the development of small children in all aspects. The development of children takes place in individual ways, their trajectory is characterized by continuity and discrepancies, as well as through significant cultural contexts.

Because growing up is hard, in the early period the adult must have as its main objective, the full development of the child, starting from its uniqueness. The principles underpinning the child’s adult intervention are important milestones in his work, which guides decisions about interacting with children, their families, how they organize learning contexts and experiences, and tackles play and learning.

Behavioral learning takes place either by individual tasks or by tasks in pairs, or in small groups or with the whole group, but the learning efficiency is given by their use at the appropriate time depending on age and individual peculiarities, objectives, contents, time of day. This principle emphasizes the importance of providing the environment of contexts and learning situations as diverse as the motor, cognitive, emotional, social child.

Every moment of the day is a learning opportunity, and the more diverse the learning contexts, the lessons they experience and the acquisitions they have gained are more valuable.

Exploration involves the attempts and attempts of the child to know and discover new things. It is one of the fundamental actions of child development. It allows the conquering of the surrounding world and stimulates the motivation to know, providing the basis for developing the psycho-physical and aptitude potential of the child. The child needs time to play, space and objects (toys, materials, kits) that are absolutely necessary for starting and playing the game. The adult should watch: what is playing, what is played, who is playing. The child’s interest in the game increases when he is stimulated by creating an educational space appropriate to materials that stimulate his curiosity, exploration, imagination, and develop his / her thinking. Children’s play behaviors are the foundation of creativity in adulthood. The game builds on mental health and resilience, strengthens self-confidence and develops the ability to solve problem-solving situations.

The unique character of the child’s personality is given by the specific needs of the individual’s knowledge and training of the child, considered the starting point of the educational intervention. Free, complete and harmonious development of the personality of the child according to his or her own pace and needs, supporting its autonomous and creative training. Developing the ability to interact with other children, adults and the environment, to acquire new knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors. Encouraging explorations, exercises, trials and experiments, as autonomous learning experiences.

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