Information Pack: Child Development

Barnardos. (2002). Information Pack: Child Development.
This information pack covers several aspects of child development. First, it examines cognitive development, or the development of mental and motor skills. Cognitive development is described in this packet in terms of two of the most well known theories on the subject— Jean Piaget’s four stages of cognitive development and the information processing theory. The second aspect of child development that is examined is physical development. Physical development starts from the day of birth and advances rapidly. Changes can be seen weekly in infanthood and, though the process of physical development slows drastically, development continues into adulthood. The third aspect of development that this pack examines is social and emotional development. Humans go from birth, where they only possess four innate emotions, to adolescence, where they face a complicated quest for identity.