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Stages Of Development In Children

By Tasha Rohmetra

Dec 24, 2022


Every child is unique and develops at their own pace, but they all go through similar stages of physical and mental development. When designing a shoe that will be comfortable and suitable for children as they grow, it's important to understand these stages of development.

From the ages of 1 to 2, children start to move more and become more mobile. They may go from sitting to belly crawling to eventually standing with support, as they begin to explore their surroundings using their own two feet. They may also start to recognize familiar sounds and sights and make their own mental connections.

From 2 to 3 years old, toddlers become more confident on their feet and are ready to start running, climbing, and playing with balls and toys. While there may be a few trips and falls as they learn to walk independently, this is all part of the process. They may also start to develop preferences for certain stories, songs, or activities.

Between the ages of 3 and 4, children are often ready to start preschool. This is a time of increased learning and social interaction, and children will be active, running, jumping, and kicking as they explore their new environment. They may also start to climb independently and may even try riding a bicycle or tricycle.

From 4 to 6 years old, children's movements tend to become smoother and more coordinated. This may be a good time for them to try activities such as swimming or dancing, and they may also start to develop skills such as counting, spelling, and telling stories. They will have greater control over their feet and may start to skip, tip-toe, or perform other types of coordinated movements.

Finally, from 6 to 9 years old, children are generally more independent and have improved hand-eye coordination and plenty of energy. They may be making friends, reading, writing, and coming up with their own ideas. They may be riding a bicycle, running around on the field, or participating in coordinated activities like dancing. At this stage, children are full of energy and ready to take on new challenges.

It is by understanding these stages, that we could then create a shoe that supports your children's development as they explore and learn about the world around them.

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