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Running head: CHILD AND ADOLOSCENT NURSINGChild and adolescent nursingName of the student:Name of the University:Author’s note
1CHILD AND ADOLOSCENT NURSINGReason for book as the best option for hazard warningA book is best option for teaching 3-5 years old about hazard warnings in kitchensbecause books for children are very illustrative with colorful pictures which attract the attentionof children. This is also congruent with the cognitive development theory as it shows that duringpreoperational stage child begin to develop and learn to represent objects with images and words(Goswami, 2014).Hence, when parents interact with children during reading the book, childrencan easily relate to hazard warning.Physical development in 3-5 year old children and impact on kitchen safetyAccording to Piaget, cognitive development in children occurs through four stages ofsensorimotor stage, pre-operational stage, concrete operational stage and formal operationalstage. 3-5 year old children come under the pre-operational stage and they are conditioned tolearning by using their imagery and memory skills (Galotti, 2015).By this age, children startdeveloping social interaction skills by playing and interaction with other children of their age andfamily members. In the context of physical development, children starts to climb, swing and hopat this age. They also tend to do certain things physically and inability to do so leads to falls andmishaps. It is evident that due to such physical development and tendency to complete curioustask, it is likely that children entering the kitchen may harm themselves (Joseph, 2017). Hence, itis very important that children be taught about kitchen safety at this stage to minimize harmfulincidences. At the age of three, gross motor skill is developed in children. Children at this stage aremainly found to climb, swing their arm, maintain their balance and hop on their feet. They alsodevelop find motor skills such as washing hands, feeding themselves with spoons and grasping
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