A chart on which measurements are marked and compared with those of other children of the same age.
an infant's clinging response to a touch on the palm of his or her hand
A process in which children learn to identify their feelings and control the accompanying behavior.
gross motor skills
physical abilities involving large body movements, such as walking and jumping
a newborn's automatic response to a loud noise or a touch on the stomach, in which the legs are thrown up, fingers spread, and arms are first extended, and then brought back rapidly while the fingers close in a grasping action
dealing with something as a whole rather than by its individual parts
an area of child development based on muscle control and coordination Ex: a child can hop on one foot without losing balance
a baby's tendency, when touched on the cheek, to turn toward the touch, open the mouth, and search for the nipple