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Child Development
Part 1: Gesell Figures for Toddlers
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Gesell Figures for:
• Preschool
• School Age
• Older School Age
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Parents often wonder how their kids are growing, either worried that they are behind or curious if they are ahead.

Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of good tools to help parents assess their child's development and they are often left comparing them to other kids they know.

Comparing your child's development to how the 'average' child is developing is more useful though.

Gesell figures are shapes that your kids can draw and which can help you assess their development.

For younger children and toddlers, you would expect that they can:

  • imitates scribbling by 15 months

  • scribbles spontaneously by 18 months

  • imitates a stroke or line by 2 years

  • differentiates between a horizontal or vertical stroke or line by 2 1/2 years


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