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Five Domains of Development   

Cognitive Development
This is a child's ability to learn and solve problems. For example, this
includes a two-month old baby learning to explore the environment
with hands or eyes or a five-year old learning how to do simple math
problems.


Social and Emotional Development
This is a child's ability to interact with others, including helping
themselves and self-control. Examples of this type of development
would include: a six-week old baby smiling, a ten-month old baby
waving bye-bye, or a five-year old knowing how to take turns in games
at school.


Speech and Language Development
This is a child's ability to both understand and use language. For
example, this includes a 12-month-old baby saying his first words, a
two-year old naming parts of their body, or a five-year old learning to
say "feet" instead of "foots".


Fine Motor Skill Development
This is a child's ability to use small muscles, specifically their hands
and fingers, to pick up small objects, hold a spoon, turn pages in a
book, or use a crayon to draw.


Gross Motor Skill Development
This is a child's ability to use large muscles. For example, a six-month
old baby learns how to sit up with some support, a 12-month-old baby
learns to pull up to a stand holding onto furniture, and a five-year old
learns to skip.