1. Topic-
The Physical Development of the Toddler
 
2. Content-
Chapter 11: The Physical Development of the Toddler

Body Development and Development, Height and Weight, Bones and Teeth, The Brain, Fat and Muscle Tissue

Vocabulary - Muscle Development
 
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Describe the physical changes that occur between the 1st and 3rd years of life
2. Identify the toddler's major gross-motor and fine-motor skills
3. Observe how a toddler's small-motor coordination improves
 
4. Objectives-
1. Understand the body growth and development of an infant
2. Demonstrate and calculate the growth of a toddler by length, height, and weight
3. Recognize how the brain, fat, and muscle tissue develops in toddlers

TEKS 130.143 - 3A,D
 
5. Materials and Aids-
Chapter 11 PowerPoint, Growth for Toddlers Handout
 
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Bell Ringer - At what age are infants considered toddlers? A.) 8 months " 24 months B.) 1 " 3 years C.) 3 " 5 years D.) 5 " 8 years

ANSWER: B " Children between the ages of 1- 3 years are toddlers!!
 

B. Development-

1. Go over Chapter 11 powerpoint
 

C. Practice-

1. Use the formula given in the growth chart to calculate the expected growth at 1 year and 2 years for Marcus as he grows according to the norms. At birth, Marcus was 18 inches long and weighed 6.5 pounds.
2. Now, make up your own problem and solution. Write out your problem with the specified inches and weight of your baby. Using the growth chart, calculate the expected growth for 1 and 2 years. Do not write answers(someone will solve problem)
3. Trade problems with a partner and solve. Continue trading papers with your group members until you have solved all of your group members problems.
 

D. Independent Practice-

1. Take notes (and turn-in) over Chapter 11 powerpoint
2. 2 Question Quiz
 

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. SIOP
2. Collaborative Learning
 

F. Checking for understanding-

Assessment based on quiz answers and assignment
 

G. Closure-

Briefly touch on motor development
 

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