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1.4.S: Summary

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  • In this chapter we looked at:

    • Physical changes during the first two years
    • Some common infant reflexes
    • How fine and gross motor skills develop
    • Sensory capacities during the first two years
    • Health and safety for infants and toddlers
    • The sleep needs during the first two years and ways to reduce the risk of SIDS

    In the next chapter we are going to be taking a closer look at theories that help us explain the cognitive and language development during infancy and toddlerhood.

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