1.1 Explain The Principles Of Child Development

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Child development project Principles of development… To plan for children’s play and learning it is essential that you know what they are likely to be able to do. This will change according to their age and stage of development. From birth to teenage years age children and young people tend to follow a broad development pattern. Here are some principles of child development and learning: 1. All areas of development and learning are important. 2. Learning and development follow sequences. 3. Development and learning proceed at varying rates. 4. Development and learning result from an interaction of maturation and experience. 5. Early experiences have profound effects on development and learning. 6. Development proceeds…show more content…
So, for example, when a child can pull themselves up to stand they can suddenly reach things they couldn’t get to before, or when they learn new words they begin to label objects such as a ball or a drink, or ask questions ‘what’s that? The EYFS uses the term learning and development to describe seven areas of learning. These are all related to each other however they are divided into prime and specific areas. The EYFS refers to the different ways that children learn as characteristics of learning, playing and exploring; children investigate and experience things and have a go. Active learning help children concentrate and keep in trying if they encounter difficulties and enjoy achievements. Creating and thinking critically children have and develop their own ideas, making links between ideas and develop strategies for doing things. Together with the prime and specific areas these comprise the knowledge, skills and experiences that are developmentally appropriate for children from birth to…show more content…
Babies and toddlers struggle with this, but as language develops they find it easier because they can express their needs. Tantrums and other outbursts linked to frustration, jealousy or anger tend tot diminish as children find ways of talking through how they are feeling. This is one reason why it is thought good practice to ‘name’ emotions when working with young children, so that they begin to understand what they are feeling and have ways of expressing it other than through physical reactions alone. Being able to manage your own behaviour is about self-control. Young children are very impulsive and find it hard to control their behavioural but, once language is mastered, children’s behaviour changes. It would seem that the acquisition of language helps children to think things over. They focus more on the consequences of their actions and they need to do or what they should not do. Increasingly, the start of this process can be observed when a toddler goes up to something that they have been not to touch, points to it and says ‘no’. Emotional development is linked to being able to control your own emotions and social development builds on this, as it is about being able to recognise your behaviour accordingly. It is also about understanding what the social codes are in any situation and behaving appropriately. This means that good communication and language skills are important. Children

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