1. What do you think is the greatest nutritional problem of young children in the US?____


  1. What are the most common problems when trying to feed a 3-5 year old child?


  1. At what age do you think children can perform the following skills? (Circle gross motor skill or fine motor skill)

Circle one 2yrs 3yrs. 4yrs. 5yrs. 6yrs.

Catch a Ball Gross/Fine ____ ____ ____ ____ ____

Clap, bang, sing in rhythm Gross/Fine ____ ____ ____ ____ ____

Walk up stairs Gross/Fine ____ ____ ____ ____ ____

Write simple words Gross/Fine ____ ____ ____ ____ ____

Peddle a Tricycle Gross/Fine ____ ____ ____ ____ ____

Feed self with fork Gross/Fine ____ ____ ____ ____ ____

(Clue: which require more myelination of brain connections, greater development of the corpus callosum, and prefrontal cortex?)

  1. Do you think that children learn gross motor skills best from other children or from adults? Why?

. Describe your child’s sleep patterns when he or she was 4 years old. How many hours of sleep per day? Did you child nap at this age? How did you help your child relax?

  1. Food Allergies – Does your child have any food allergies? Are there any extra precautions do you take because of this allergy?. Remember a time that your child got injured, what happened? What were the consequences of that injury? Thinking back, is there a way that the injury could have been prevented?