Child Development Stages

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Assignment One 1. Summarise the main development of a child from the age range of 0-2 years, 3-5 years and 5-8 years. Children grow in various ways throughout their development stages, each child is different and should be treated as such, there are five development stages during the first eight years, and these consist of; Physical Development, After a baby is born physical contact begins when they lie on their backs, touch their toes and discover their fingers, as time goes on they become more agile and a child will be able to crawl and shuffle around, they may also attempt to walk unaided. At two they should be walking and throwing a ball, but is likely to lack confidence in catching a ball. By three a child will have learnt most methods of movement, they will be able to walk backwards and sideways, and may even jump from low heights, they should also be able to ride a tricycle. At four they should be able to catch, throw, kick and bounce balls and should also be confident with balance. Usually by five they should be able to do a varied amount of physical activities, such as skipping and hopping, their pictures should now resemble to objects they are creating, between the ages of six and eight, they should have the confidence to jump from heights, and ride a bike without stabilisers. Intellectual Development. Within the early months a child will make eye contact and be able to turn their head to the smell of their mothers breasts, they will listen to voices, develop co-ordination, they enjoy colourful and shiny objects they should also be able to play simple games such as peek-a-boo. By age two a child will be amusing themselves with “pretend” play and favourite toys they have, by age three their concentration grows and they are able to control pencils and paintbrushes, at age four their memory will develop quickly, and should be able to build things with
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