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Developmental milestones are a set of functional skills or age-specific tasks that most children can do at a certain age range as they grow and develop. The following provides the developmental milestones from 2 months to 5 years old.

Saying sorry is among the earliest lessons in interpersonal behaviour that children learn when growing up. There are indeed many benefits of an apology but sometimes we forget that almost always they depend on both sides genuine feeling the emotions rather than being forced to go through the motions. The following article provides information on the Importance Of Apologising and Strategies To Support Children In Saying Sorry.

The Developmental Milestones Posters are from 2 months old to 2 years old and have the milestones for each age group in the Social/Emotional, Cognitive, Language, and Physical Development domains. These are great to display within the learning environment or to use as a reference.
Developmental milestones are behaviours or physical skills seen in infants and children as they grow and develop. 

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Australia is a free book gifting program. Each month children who are registered will receive free age-appropriate books till the age of five years old.

Art enjoys a highly significant space in early childhood learning programmes for the way it promotes a variety of learnings. Both as a process and product, art helps improve creativity, cognition, social skills and emotional expression in children. If you are involved in the planning or implementation of art-based play and learning in young children, here is a bit more on the different stages of child art development.

Children’s early experiences consist of interactions with parents, other family members, Educators and teachers as well as their environment. Due to the rapid nature of brain development in early childhood, the quality of early experiences deeply impacts their emerging selfhood and how they respond to the world around them for the rest of their life. This can be broadly thought to constitute the core of their social and emotional development and here is how it is linked to the EYLF.

Physical development includes not just the increase in length, height and weight of the child but also the size of organs as well as the development of various reflexes, motor skills, sensations and perceptions. Here is a brief overview of ways in which physical development in the first five years can be linked to EYLF.

Brain development is directly related to cognitive development which describes how a child’s intellect grows and includes thinking, learning and problem-solving skills. The following article provides information on the fundamental cognitive milestones of brain development (6 months to 2 years), nature or nurture in brain development, the importance of nutrition in brain development and activities to promote brain development.

It is not uncommon for educators to confide that transitions tend to be the most difficult time in a typical ECEC day. At such times children often display or increase the intensity of challenging behaviours like non-compliance, aggression, biting, and so on. The following provides strategies for dealing with toddler and preschooler's difficult behaviour during transitions. 

In almost 20 years, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have updated guidelines for developmental milestones for children. It has been said that earlier the milestones were depicted with 50 per cent accuracy which means there are 50 per cent chances a child may not follow the developmental milestone such as crawling, walking, making sounds, recognising a face, start smiling at a familiar face, etc. Now CDC has updated the milestone with 75 per cent accuracy which helps to track a child's growth against the developmental checklists. 

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