Physical development is rapid during the first two years of life. It refers to the growth of physical attributes like bone thickness, height, weight as well as the development of reflexes, motor skills, and senses like vision, hearing, smell, taste, and perception.
Motor development is the development of a child’s bones, muscles and ability to move around and interact his or her environment. Motor skills are typically divided into two types: gross motor skills and fine motor skills.
According to the WHO, 60% of childhood hearing loss is preventable, therefore, it is vital for parents to understand these hearing and sound development milestones to detect early signs of hearing loss.
Vestibular and proprioception, when combined with our other five senses, are referred to as sensory processing. Trouble with proprioception and vestibular sense can have a big impact on the development of gross and fine motor skills.
The rapidly growing brain is highly susceptible to the quality and quantity of nutrition and requires key nutrients for proper cognitive functioning and neural connections. Parents play a key role in ensuring that their child gets a balanced and adequate nutrition.