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Key skills, such as learning to walk, used to check a child's progress against average development
A place in which babies have a wide variety of things to see, taste, smell, hear and touch
Gross motor skills
Skills involve the large muscles of the body, such as those of the leg and shoulders
Ability to move the hands and fingers precisely in relation to what is seen. Needed for skills such as cutting
Shaken baby syndrome
Condition that occurs when someone severely shakes a baby, usually in an effort to get the baby to stop crying
Skin condition that includes patches of rough, irriated skin in the diaper area. Sometimes, painful raw spots also develop
Shots of a small amount of a dead or weakened disease-carrying germ given in order that the body may build resistance to the disease
Small amount of a dead or weakened disease-carrying germ that is injected so that the body can build resistance to the disease
Process of learning to recognize and express feelings and establish a unique personal identity
Failure to thrive
Condition in which babies fail to grow and develop properly because of lack of love and attention
Links between neurons that "wire" the brain so that the brain can control different body functions and thinking processes
The connection between neurons that transmits instructions from the cell body to another neuron
Waxy, protein-based substance that coats axons, making it easier to transmit information from one neuron to another
Chemicals released by axons that attach to dendrites with certain kinds of receptors
To take steps to protect a child from possible dangers in the home or early childhood classroom
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