CYPOP1.1 Development And Learning Or Babies And Young Children

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CYPOP1.1 Development and Learning or Babies and Young Children We know that what children are born with and the experiences they have will shape their development. This means that whatever talent and skill a child is born with may not be realised unless the child has a chance to express this and is encouraged by adults. From the moment they are conceived a child’s development begins. The child’s features are decided genetically, although their height will also be affected by the child’s later environment and diet. Sometimes genetic information can be faulty, meaning the process at conception can sometimes be faulty. This could affect the child’s health or development. It is not only genetic information that can affect a child’s health…show more content…
It is generally recognised as being an essential part in children’s growth and development. This understanding of play is the reason why play environments and activities are provided in the early years curricula and foundation stage. By providing this environment it encourages children to learn through play. Physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development are all affected by play, which is why it is so important. We need to make sure that a range of play opportunities are provided to encourage this, and ensure that we provide materials that are stimulating and attractive, whilst encouraging children to make choices and to take responsibility for their play. Play is fundamental to children’s health, growth, development and over all well being. A child’s brain is stimulated when they play, especially when they have varied and interesting opportunities. Stimulation of the brain is vital for its growth. Play also provides good exercise for most…show more content…
A baby at one month needs plenty of cuddles and physical contact, frequent feeds of milk (day and night), opportunities to sleep and eye contact with smiles and gentle handling. Then, at three months a baby will need opportunities to watch others, their head will still need supporting when they are carried, and, the child will still need to be handled gently and take regular milk feeds. Babies at six months are more mobile and will need times when they can lie on their stomachs and backs with chances to explore toys and objects. We find babies at nine months start to explore these objects with their mouth and hands, and, they tend to use their fingers to feed, therefore needing opportunities to feed themselves. Babies at one year need as much as the same as they do at nine months, although you will find they are able to stand on their own whilst holding onto furniture and will start to interact with a little more understanding, such as waving good bye. At eighteen months a child will have more understandable vocabulary and less babbling and you will see they are more determined to do things by themselves. This means they need good adult supervision as they play. As they are more mobile it is important that safety equipment is in place such as reins harnesses and safety gates. You may observe children of two years running and climbing and they
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