Monday, November 5, 2012

Self Administered Test on Childhood (True or False, 25 items)

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature - School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday

1. Proper dental care begins even before a baby’s first tooth appears.

Two-month old baby starts communicating  through sounds and smile.  

2. One of the most dreaded diseases - one of the top 10 causes of death among children of any age group - is tuberculosis.

3. The brain is one of the very first things to develop in an embryo, even before other organs have developed.

4. If you spend a lot of time reading and talking to your child, neurons will make connections in the part of the brain that controls language, strengthening it in the process.

5. A child is born with the brain cells that give him the capacity to develop many kinds of skills.

6.. Keep in mind that negative experiences adversely influence the development of your child’s brain.

7. Toys are not necessarily divided into categories for kids of different ages - as long as these are entertaining and educational.

8. Action figures are not healthy to the development of young children – they make them prone to violence.

9. A baby actually does not learn through playing – he is only amused and entertained.

10. One of the best things you can do for your child is to get him to start reading. It is a gift that remains with him throughout his life. But you should wait until he has reached pre-schooling age.

11. The term infant derives from the Latin word infans, meaning "unable to speak." It is typically applied to children between the ages of 1 month and 12 months .

12.Toddlers are generally vaguely defined as a child between 1 and 2 years, and generally signifies a child who can walk but who can not walk well.


13. Breastfeeding is the recommended method of feeding by all major infant health organizations. If breastfeeding is not possible or desired, bottle feeding is done with expressed breast-milk.

14. Stress can affect anyone - even kids – but they are the least affected.

15. Many kids are too busy to have time to play creatively or relax after school. Kids complain about the number of activities they're involved in. It's likely that they're overscheduled.

16. Kids' stress may be intensified by more than just what's happening in their own lives. 
They too, worry when parents talk about illnesses, problems about financial matters, etc.

Starting to help oneself early is important in child development

17. World news can not cause stress to kids – they are too young to appreciate this matter.

18. Mood swings, acting out, changes in sleep patterns, or bedwetting, thumb sucking, 
hair twirling, or nose picking, bullying, or defying authority — can be indications of stress.

19. These are signs of child neglect:1. Unsuitable clothing for weather, 2. Dirty or unbathed 3. Extreme hunger, 4. Apparent lack of supervision.

20. These are physical Signs of Child Abuse: 1. Unexplained burns, cuts, bruises, or welts in the shape of an object, 2. Bite marks, 3. Anti-social behavior, 4. Problems in school
5. Fear of adults.

21. Imagination can be as important – if not more important than reason – to children.

22. Imagination allows children to practice real-life skills.

23.Imagination encourages a rich vocabulary.

24.Imagination helps children grow up to be adults who are creative thinkers.

25. Here are six vital skill sets your child should practice regularly: Reading, communication, public relations, dedication, creativity, and now computer use.

Answers:
1. T - Remember that just because you can’t see the teeth doesn't mean they aren't there. Teeth actually begin to form in the second trimester of pregnancy.

Early socialization helps kids to adjust  to their environment 

2. T - With new strains of the pathogen TB is one of the top ten causes of death in children. 

3. T - By the time your child is born, he has a fully developed brain, although parts of his brain may not reach full maturity until adolescence. In fact, when he is born, his brain contains over 1 billion brain cells! 

4. T 

5. T. However, if the neurological connections are not being made, the brain undergoes a natural pruning process, which basically does away with unused circuits. 

6. T This is one reason why you should be especially careful when choosing a caregiver.

7. F Keep in mind of the mental status and ability of the child, other than his age. 

8. F - Dynamic childhood stimulants for imagination and role-playing. 

9. F. Start early - as they physically grow up in a slow and orderly pattern, they learn to develop a taste for books and reference materials. These should suit the personal and social needs of the child. 

10. F Toys this early are an important part of development. 

11. T However, definitions vary between birth and 3 years of age. 

12. T 

13. T. Infant food formula should be is a last recourse. 

14. F. In preschoolers, separation from parents can cause anxiety. As kids get older, academic and social pressures create stress. 

15. T. Talk with your kids about how they feel about extracurricular activities. If they complain, discuss the pros and cons of quitting one activity. If quitting isn't an option, explore ways to help manage your child's time and responsibilities so that they don't create so much anxiety. 

16. T. Parents should watch how they discuss such issues when their kids are around. 

17. F Kids who see disturbing images on TV or hear talk of natural disasters, war, and terrorism may worry about their own safety and that of the people they love. Talk to your kids about what they see and hear, and monitor what they watch on TV. 

18. T. Some kids experience physical effects, including stomachaches and headaches. Others have trouble concentrating or completing schoolwork. Still others become withdrawn or spend a lot of time alone. 

19. 

20. T. 

21. T It helps school-age children solve problems by helping them think through different outcomes to various situations and role playing ways to cope with difficult or new circumstances. 

22. T. It helps children to practice and apply new learning and better understand how those skills are used in the real world. 

23. T Telling and hearing real or made-up stories, reading books and pretend play help children learn and retain new words. 

24. T Adults who were imaginative children often become problem solvers, innovators and creative thinkers. 

25. T
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