Because I work with younger children, especially kids under 3 years old, I'll remember the chapters and lectures describing their language and mental capacities. I've definitely noticed that kids start babbling much earlier before beginning the one-word phase but never understood that it was their attempt at mimicking actual talking. Also, I used to play games with the babies where I'd hide things in my hands, not realizing I was manipulating their lack of object permanence. This applies to my life not only because of my past childcare experiences, but I'll be a nanny for two kids this summer. I also plan to one day have my own family. Knowing more about the specifics of developmental stages will help me appreciate just how much goes into growing and developing overall.
5 Years Down the Road..
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