Daily physical activity is necessary for building strong bones and muscles as well as strengthening hearts and lungs. Exercise also helps young children to improve their gross motor skills, including running, kicking, throwing, and swinging. Regular physical activity can greatly decrease children's risk of becoming obese and developing associated health problems, as well as promoting better sleep. As well, since many young children play with other kids, exercise time can also help young children to develop good social skills such as sharing, communicating, and empathizing. Play time can also become a family experience which serves to bond family members together and allow adult members an opportunity to model healthy exercise habits for children.
Between the ages of 3 and 12 a child greatly develops their hand eye coordination through activities such as drawing, painting and sports. By the age of 7 a child will be able to throw, catch and kick a ball with some accuracy which helps muscle development as well as coordination. The child will be very active and experience growth spurts. They will also be able to eat independently with the correct utensils, and tend to their own toileting needs. Children may develop nervous habits such as foot tapping at around the age of 8, this could pass but might become an involuntary
This is where the child shows signs of growth; they begin to hold their own bottle, showing they have gained the use of hands and understand what they do. The can now also show fear, this can come from many things, one of which is a stranger’s face, not knowing the person or being unsure of them. Babies will usually attempt to walk at around this age, sometimes with help and sometimes using the furniture to guide them. The toddler stage, 1-3 years. During this time, a child will go from, sitting, to crawling, to walking, to running, they become more confident as they get older and steadier on their feet.
Complete the table below which explains the pattern of development for children under three years. Age | Physical | Intellectual / communication | Emotional | Social | 0–3 months | Babies will use their voices and enjoy vocal play. | They will watch mouth movements and facial expressions. | They will use their voice as they will cry out for their needs. | They may interact with sounds and be social by listening to other voices.
CYPOP 4:Promote young children’s physical activity and movement skills. 1. 1.1 - Explain why physical activity is important to the short and long term health and well being of children? Physical activity produces overall physical,psychological and social benefits. Inactive children are likely to become inactive adults.increased physical activity has been associated with increased life expectancy and less risk of disease.
This means it is easier for them to be able to pass things from hand to hand and reach out for toys. The baby will have a new perception of the world and this brings them on their way to being able to crawl and move about. At 9months the baby may start to crawl or shuffle. Being able to do this makes it easier for the baby to get the toy they want and will give them a new sense of independence. They will no longer have to get the parent to give them the toy they want as they will be able to move towards it.
TDA 2.1 Child And Young Person Development 1.1 Describe the expected pattern of children and young people’s development from birth to 19 years, to include: - Physical Development - Communication and Intellectual Development - Social, Emotional and Behavioural Development 1.2 Describe with examples how different aspects of development can affect one another. Birth – 3 Months Physical Development: * From birth a baby’s reflexes allow them to turn their head to suckle when you touch their cheek. * The baby can flex their fingers, arms and legs. * By 1 month a baby should be able to follow a light with their eyes, if only for a short period of time. * From 4-8 weeks babies should be able to slightly lift their head when laid on their front.
How play encourages a child’s development Play encourages a child’s development because it enables children to develop their language skills, social skills, physical-coordination, emotional maturity and exploration skills From birth-three, play encourages self-reliance and helps with problem solving learning about the physical world and how it works around them. From age’s three-eight children learn by using imaginary skills such as playing with materials and practising language. Play is vital for children’s development because it helps to build... Language skills helping them to interact with not only themselves but other children/adults. From birth to three children will more use gestures and toy with words to communicate and as they
Alison Lawn Mish Wilks 25th February 2013 P1/M1 Unit 8 Human Lifespan Development In this assignment I am going to identify the key aspects of Physical, Emotional, Intellectual and social development for children aged between birth and 3 years old. To gain complete control children will need to master two types of skills, these are:- Gross motor skills Children need to learn to control the muscles that are used for large movements and balance, ranging from learning to support their own heads to walking and kicking a ball. ; These are known as gross motor skills. Control of these muscles develops from the head down to the shoulders and arms and finally to the legs. Fine motor skills and eye coordination
They can reach to hold their feet when lying on their backs, . A 6 month old should be able to look and reach for objects, and when holding an object; shake it or put it in their mouth. Between 6 months and 1 year a child will progress to rolling from their stomachs onto their backs, sitting; first with support them unaided for short periods of time and shuffle on their bottoms of crawl. Some children may miss the shuffling stage and crawl straight away. Children will respond to adults in more advaced ways than priror to 6 months, they will raise their arms to be lifted by an adult, turn and look when their hear their name called, and lean against adults to reach a standing position.