# When considering the principle of growth and development, remember that

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When considering the principle of growth and development, remember that
1. Development occurs evenly, with periods of no growth occurring every third year
2. All children should grow in the same rate; all four year olds should weigh within 4 kgs of each other
3. Although development occurs in an orderly sequence, the rate may vary between individuals
4. Most children can run before they walk

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Although development occurs in an orderly sequence, the rate may vary between individuals

Concept:

• The principles of growth and development are:
• Growth and development are continuous and ongoing processes.
• Development is Sequential.
• Growth and development vary from one child to another.
• It proceeds from general to specific.

Explanation:

• Growth and development is an ongoing process. So, the statement that is growth occurs every third year is incorrect.
• All children have different growth rates.
• At the age of four children must weigh around 16 to 18 kgs.
• Children learn to walk first and then run.