Level 2 Teaching Assistant

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Teaching Assistant Level 2, Assignment 1 (unit ref H/601/3305) Question 1.1: Describe the expected pattern of children and young people's development from birth to 19 years. A) Physical Development: 0-3 Years: When Babies are born they do not have alot of control over what their bodies can do. Their heads have to be supported as they have not got strong enough neck muscles. Growth is rapid at this age and within a few weeks they are able to start to smile and respond to sound. As they get older they will be able to sit and then crawl. From about 1 years they will be able to pull themselves up to stand and in time start to walk. They will be able to hold a cup to drink from and start to hold a spoon to feed themselves. Their co-ordination will improve and they start to pass toys for instance hand to hand. By the age of 2 years they will be able to climb the stairs for instance, start to hold a pencil with the whole hand and scribble onto paper. Toilet training sometimes starts between the ages of 2 and 3 years. 3-7 Years: At this stage children are able to jump, hop, walk backwards and sideways. Their Motor Skills become more controlled like drawing, writing, cutting, turning pages of a book, and pouring water from one container to another. The children's confidence increases all the time from learing and doing these things from practising. Toilet training should of been completed and children can dress and undress themselves but may still need help in tying shoelaces. 7-12 Years: Children can engage in things like playing sport, playing a musical instrument and dancing. Their ability to hit a ball for instance is much better and controlled due to their co-ordination improving. For girls some will start puberty at the age of about 10, their breats will start to swell and their body shapes will become more curvy and rounder. Boys tend to start
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