1.1 Summarise The Main Development Of A Child 0-2 Years

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  Course: Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 Assignment Number: 1 Date Submitted: 26 March 2014 Number of pages: 31 Email: cathm73@gmail.com 2. Catherine Murphy Student Number – UK87439 Assignment 1 1.1 Summarise the main development of a child from the age range 0-2 years, 3-5 years and 5-8 years. The development of a child, refers to the process of learning new skills, abilities and acquiring emotional maturity. All development changes are because of genetic and environmental factors. Child development is the term given to the growth of babies through to childhood. All children will go through the same stages of development, but will do so at varying speeds. There are five key stages of development that take place during the first eight years of a child’s life:- Physical, Intellectual,…show more content…
They are able to think in logical and rational ways. At this age they understand that others may hold opinions and have feelings that are different from their own. Academically, children around the age of six can now read and write indepently with little help and are ready to begin more complex tasks. They have a longer attention span and continue to prefer structured activities to more open ended experiences. By now they are enjoying taking on new roles and responsibilities, but still require guideness from adults. They will still ask questions to ensure that they are completing tasks the correct way. At eight years old, children are learning to read aloud with fluency, accuracy and understanding. They can write stories and enjoy sharing their writing with others. In maths they can typically count up to 200 and count backwards from 20. They understand the concept of odd and even numbers and can point out numbers on a number line.
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