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21 February 2011

Physical development: two to six

Your child has lost his/her baby fat and becomes a slimmer and less top-heavy. Coordination, motor skills and balance improve a great deal during this stage.

Changes in body proportions are more evident during this phase because your child will lose her 'baby fat' as her torso lengthens. By six, she has become slimmer with smoother movements, greater coordination and increased strength.

By the age of five, the brain is nearly adult size. Rapid brain development leads to the capacity for more sophisticated and complex learning, problem solving and language, and to a refinement of gross and fine motor skills.

 
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