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... Early Child Development: First Year # 1Physical Changes for a Baby in the First Year Early childhood is characteristically rich in rapid physical changes as the child moves from infancy through early childhood; the infant builds more physical skills and refines the present capabilities. The milestones can be classified into three categories; motor development, language development, and social/emotional development. Children attain milestones in the manner in which they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, and jumping). Physical growth within the first year occurs based on the cephalocaudal principle (Tassoni 587).
Physical development manifested in the first year of life encomp...