Child Development Homework


Child Development

After reading the chapter (1-1), the article (1-2), and viewing the presentation (Developmentally Appropriate Practice), address the question below. Your answer should be exactly 250 words. The words “describe,” “define,” or “explain” will require you to add enough detail to your answer to clearly demonstrate an understanding of the construct (Use your own words!!! Do not copy from the text.). Use details and terms from the reading and presentation to support your answer. Also, keep in mind that simply using a word in a sentence does not demonstrate an understanding; using it in context does. For example, saying that children should have access to divergent materials does not show me that you know what is meant by the term divergent. Rather saying something such as the following does show an understanding of the term: Children should have access to divergent materials, such as ______, as they allow the child to explore the multiple ways the materials can be used. This use of the word divergent clearly indicates an understanding of the term. Be sure your definitions, descriptions, and answers are demonstrative of this level of awareness.

Tips: Be sure to…

  • use your own words
  • answer each component of the question
  • organize your work clearly (ex. label benefits 1, 2, and 3 – don’t just write everything jumbled together)
  • make sure your work contains the information from the readings and presentation (and is consistent with the material) NO OUTSIDE SOURCES
  • make sure your work contains terminology in a way that shows understanding (see above)

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