Development Through Life Stages Essay

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Physical: A sperm from a male fertilises the mother’s egg; fertilisations normally takes place in the mother’s fallopian tube, which connects to the uterus Age | | 3 months | Babies can make noises in response to being spoken to | 9 months | A baby at this stage will practise making sounds by repeating syllables. They will recognise sounds of their carers and can understand basic words such as no | 12 months | Know their own name and can understand several words. At this stage, a baby can understand simple commands with gestures. | 15 months | Understanding and obeying more simple commands; they can understand a few words and understand more than previously | 18 months | Attempt to join in nursery rhymes; begin to show simple sentence formation | Babies have little control over their bodies and only have basic emotional capacity. As they grow, they develop a wider range of responses to emotions. At six months, a baby may present shyness around strangers, or jealousy towards a sibling. At 2 years an infant has minimal control over how they respond to their emotions. A toddler will demonstrate tantrums to express their frustration. By 3, they begin to show more control. Newborns are interested in faces and can recognise their main carer very soon; through their face, voice, smell, touch. At 6 weeks old, a baby can smile at their carer (first social action) At 6 months, a baby can tell someone they know from stangers- they will show shyness and minimal interaction with strangers Up to 2 years, infants play and explore alone (known as solidatry play) By 2, infants play near other children but don’t know how to play (parallel play) Physical: In this period, babies grow strength and develop their rolling, crawling, standing, walking and running. They learn to talk and
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