Physical Development From Birth to Three Months: A child will be able to root, suck and grasp a finger, it can make a fist. Within weeks a baby can smile and respond to sounds and their environment around them. By Six Months: A child will develop greater agility and strength. They can roll over, pull their body forward and grasp objects. A child will be able to turn their body to sound and movement.
Understanding Children and Young Person’s Development Unit 2 Explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development for children and young people from birth to 19 years old. Physical development is usually very rapid early on in the child’s development. This can be noticed within just weeks of a baby being born, a baby will begin to start smiling and responding to sounds and things going on around them. By around the age of 6 months their muscle will begin to develop and they will then clasp on to objects of all kinds and will also put the objects in to their mouths. Around the age of 12 months old they will begin to start moving around, the way a child of this age moves varies in many ways depending on the child.
At birth babies depend on reflexes for movements to enable them feed or grasp whenever they touch something. By age one; they have much more control over their bodies. They are beginning to crawl, shuffle, pulling or pushing on things to stand etc. Between 1 and 2 years Walking will begin and toys will be pulled or pushed along whilst walking. They enjoy trying to feed themselves with finger foods.
Learning outcome 1 know the main stages of child and young person development 1.1 Describe the expected pattern of children and young peoples development from birth to 19 years physical development At 0-3 years New born babies have little control over their bodies. Their movement depends on series of reflexes, as they get older they start to develop series of movements and actions called the ‘gross motor skills’ such as crawling, sitting, grabbing, pointing, running, rolling, hopping, jumping, and so on. In their second year, children should have better ability to control their movement. In their third year, children would start to develop some ‘fine motor skills’ such as painting, colouring, and scribbling. They would enjoy looking at, and turning the pages of books.
| 9-12 Months | At this stage a child is now able to judge the size of an object up to 2 feet away and is able to look in the right direction for falling toys. They can also recognise familiar pictures, enjoy communication with sound and can now finally understand and obey the word “No” at this stage.
Baby will reach to grab objects and those objects start to go in their mouths. By the time they are a year old, a child will sit unaided, will start to crawl or shuffle and will be able to stand with support. Baby will raise his arms to be lifted and respond to his name. Hand to eye co-ordination improves and baby now looks for hidden objects, reaches for food and passes objects from hand to hand. From 1 to 2 years, baby will start walking and toys will usually be pushed or pulled along as an aid.
Within weeks of being born a baby will start to smile and respond to sounds and environments around them. By 6 months as their muscles begin to develop they will reach for and hold objects which they will also put into their mouths. By one year old they are beginning to crawl or shuffle, pulling or pushing on furniture to stand and then cruise using furniture or adult for support. Sitting has progressed to unaided and they are rolling from their front to their back. They are beginning to be inquisitive with objects, passing them between hands, handling them in different ways and looking for things that are hiding.
Can distinguish the volume and pitch of different sound. By 6 months of age, baby will be able to recognize faces and imitate facial expressions. At 1-year-old, she has an understanding of object permanence and experiments regularly with objects to see how they work. By 2 years of age, child’s language development is rapidly increasing, and he can hold short conversations with adults. By the age of five child should be able to draw recognizable pictures and can tell you her (his ) name,
Child Development 102 What Have You Learned? Chapter 5 Body Changes, Brain Development, Sensation and Movement, Surviving in Good Health 1. What specific facts indicate that infants grow rapidly in the first year? Infants double their birth weight by the fourth month, triple by age one. Physical growth can slow down.