Developmental Milestones: Activities and Safety
College SA Short Course Certificate in Developmental Milestones: Activities and Safety
The course covers the developmental milestones and related safety concerns for each developmental stage from birth to five years. The course gives practical advice on age appropriate games, toys and activities as well as particular safety concerns for each developmental stage.
How exciting is it to see them going from tiny beings who can’t even hold their heads up to big boys and girls that can feed and dress themselves?
Each stage of a child’s development is so exciting and parents often can’t wait to see the next thing their child will be able to do on their own. Most of these developments will happen naturally but this course teaches parents and care givers how to take good care of children and what to expect at each stage. Expecting too much too soon may result in children being placed in situations that their bodies and minds cannot handle yet. The course teaches you what toys and games will help children develop at different stages and how adults can be of assistance. Please go through the topics below and see some of the content we cover in this course.
Please click on each subject title to see the topics covered.
Section 1: The infant (birth to one year)
Birth to six months:
For first time parents or caregivers there are certain things that come as a surprise. Things that no one ever taught a baby but somehow they seem to know how to do. Like feeding, for instance. Babies just naturally know how to suck and it’s amazing. This topic will teach you what your child will probably be able to do from day 1 and what they will learn as they grow up to 6 months. You will be taught what to do to encourage them to discover new things that they can do and how to assist them so that they do not hurt themselves and what not to do because if you try new things too early it will not be good for the baby. Your study guide will give you a list of terms that you will find throughout the course and also out there when you read about babies. This will help you understand whatever else you come across that you might want to use to gain knowledge about understanding children. Here is a list of topics that are covered in this module:
Six months to one year:
This is a continuation of the different stages that you learn in the module above. At this age children are still young and still being introduced to a lot of new foods and toys. You are taught how to assist them with their development;
Section 2: The young toddler (1 – 2 years)
This is a stage when babies start to talk and walk and this is when parents and caregivers need to be more diligent in making sure babies do not put themselves in dangerous situations. You learn about what to expect and how to deal with it: Below are the topics covered;
Section 3: The older toddler (2 – 3 years)
Same topics as above are covered in this section but for an older child;
Section 4: The pre-schooler (3 – 5 years)
This is the final topic that you will cover and it also covers the same topics as before concerning a child’s development. After this you should be able to know what to expect. You will also get suggestions on books you can use with your baby.
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Assessment and Award:
You will need to submit a Portfolio of Evidence and an assignment, which will be used to determine competency. Once you have successfully completed the Portfolio of Evidence, you will be awarded with a College SA Short Course Certificate in Developmental Milestones : Activities and Safety.
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