Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 10 and 11 in your textbook.
As you may have read in Week 2, skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving â€œbye byeâ€ are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.) (CDC, 2018, para 1). For this discussion, you will complete the following steps:
- Complete the learning activity for this week, the Milestones Newsletter Pre-Activity.
- Once assigned an age, access the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. Choose the specific web page below based on your assigned age:
- Early childhood: 4 to 8 years
Read the checklist for your chosen age focusing on social and emotional milestones.
- Create a newsletter that could be given to a parent with a child who is the age that youâ€™ve been assigned. In the newsletter, describe the social and emotional milestones that should occur among typically developing children. Next, discuss at least five strategies or tips for parents or caregivers to support the childâ€™s social and emotional development at this age. Remember to describe each component in detail to provide parents with a clear understanding. Your newsletter needs to be visually appealing and capture parentsâ€™ attention. Include appropriate pictures relevant to the topic, bolded headings, and colorful fonts. To see examples of appropriate newsletters, please utilize the website Preschool Newsletter Templates (Links to an external site.)
- Attach your newsletter as your initial post for the discussion.