Applying Life Skills ©2010
Child Development and Care
The skills you use in your daily activities involve five developmental areas.
Both heredity and environment influence children's growth and development. As people develop, they accomplish certain developmental skills. Play nurtures all areas of children's development and allows children to explore their world. Children with special needs require assistance to meet their full potential, but they have the same basic needs as other children.
Childproofing the home helps keep children safe. Caregivers must know what not to do, as well as what to do, in case of an emergency or accident. Children of different ages require different behavior management techniques. A successful caregiver knows how to prepare and serve children healthful meals and snacks. Following regular routines can help when preparing children for bedtime.