This edition: The First Two Years: Summary
This summary lesson focuses on the experiences of three children age 2 and under: Ryan, Omari, and Luke. Their typical daily routines offer living examples of some of the concepts explored in the previous three lessons and show that physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development are interconnected. The video lesson reveals how dependent these children are on their caregivers, and also how they are attempting to assert more independence in thinking and acting for themselves. Students learn that each child negotiates the typical developmental stages at his or her own pace. The lesson also illustrates and discusses how culture, environment, and experiences all affect developmental outcomes.