Children grow up very quickly. They always seem to be changing! Sometimes it can be difficult to keep up with them! Being aware of how they grow and develop can help us as we plan for their care and comfort in our classrooms. It can also help us understand how to better plan and present our lessons and activities.
Each child, as they grow, develops physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. What follows is a brief discussion of how children typically grow in each of these areas. This list is not all-inclusive and is meant only to help guide you as a teacher.