Explain How To Support Children And Young People's Development

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Four year olds usually play happily with other children enjoying physical games as well as stories. They learn to understand about feelings and needs of others and their behaviour shows they feel sympathy for others and can share their toys; taking turns some of the time. They occasionally feel jealous of their parent’s relationship. Parent’s let them know that their relationship is important to them. They often develop favourite games like ‘mummies and daddies’ and ‘superman’, allowing them to try out various adult roles. Sometimes the roles they take may conflict with your values as a parent, but if you allow them to play without making them feel it’s wrong, they usually let go of that role once they’ve worked through what it means. It’s frightening for young children to sense their parents cannot manage them. Some have imaginary playmates, which is more likely if they don’t have other children to play with. This isn’t a sign…show more content…
If you know what is going on with the child’s development, practitioners have the opportunity to support the child, providing good surroundings for the child’s development to progress in. It will help to work out the type of play activities they’ll enjoy and how you can support their independence skills. Different aged children have different needs. Making checks to see children are developing and growing well is important as it indicates problems which can notify you as early as possible. Most checks are conducted by doctors, however in the early years, practitioners and parents notice this first. Therefore it’s important both practitioner and parents work together and discuss any issues with the development of the child. If early problems are detected advice should be asked for as it can help you further support the child for them to develop
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