Child development


In teams, you will create a research-based handbook complete with written component and illustrations and graphics.

For this assignment, you will be placed (virtually) in a real-world scenario that occurs in schools. Please read the following description of the authentic performance task and complete the requirements as described in the scenario.


“Imagine you are an expert in child development. You will design a helpful handbook for new and expecting parents that will be a helpful resource for parents in learning about how their child will develop in a variety of areas. In your handbook, define specific topics in child development, providing in-depth explanations of the characteristics of each (research-based), and develop three key activities that parents can do at home for each of the following topics to include:

1) Prenatal Development and Birth
2) Physical Development and Health
3) Motor, Sensory, and Perceptual Development
4) Cognitive Development Approaches
5) Language Development
Your handbook should be realistic, research-based, and precise, and should address all 5 required components in a research-based manner using text support and outside research to create a comprehensive informational handbook focused on development in early childhood.”

The handbook should be 2000-2500 words and should include at least four (4) citations. The sections should be clearly marked with headings so that your instructor knows which points you are addressing. Follow the guidelines for APA writing style. The title page and references page so not count towards the minimum word amount for this assignment.

Agreement Sheet for Group Project Roles

In this section, each team member should identify which role they will take to help the team complete the assigned task successfully and collaboratively. You will receive a group grade for this project. The group grade on this assignment will make up 80% of your individual grade for this assignment.




Rating of Group Members

Each member of the team must contribute productively and fulfill the obligations associated with his/her role. Rate each of your team members from above, based on the degree of their contribution to the successful completion of the group project. This information will be confidential and only known by your instructor. Based on the feedback of the rating by group members, 20% of your individual grade will be dependent on the rating by your team members as low (1), medium (3), or high (5) in terms of their contributions to the team and their fulfillment of the team agreement above.