Every child develops at a different rate, however there is a basic order in which development occurs in children and through which progress can be measured and assessed. A child’s development generally occurs in the following ways From head to toe From inner to outer From simple to complex From general to specific A child’s development can be further broken down in to the following areas: Physical Development Social and emotional Development Intellectual Development Language Development. All these areas of development are as important as the others and they all intertwine and impact on the others. Development moves quickly in early years with the milestones being close together. Physical Development Within weeks of birth, a baby starts to smile in response to sounds and environments around him.
It is usually very rapid early on in the child’s development. Within weeks of being born a baby will start to smile and respond to sounds and environments around them. By 6 months as their muscles begin to develop they will reach for and hold objects which they will also put into their mouths. 0 – 3 Years Physical development at this stage is usually very rapid. At birth babies depend on reflexes for movements to enable them feed or grasp whenever they touch something.
UNIT 201 – CHILD AND YOUNG PERSON DEVELOPMENT Please write out each question in full including the reference numbers. 1) Complete the attached chart showing different stages of development against different ages. Ref 1.1 (x-ref 203 3.1) This has been completed as a class activity where different stages of a child’s development were placed against the relevant age group e.g. A child aged between 12-16 would be experiencing physical and emotional changes. From birth through to 19 years children continually grow, develop, and learn.
In this stage toddlers will start showing more independence. Toddlers will also be able to remember and recognise the names of familiar people and objects, as well as forming simple phrases, sentences and follow simple instructions. Lastly in their third year of life skills such as taking turns, playing pretend, and kicking a ball. Toddlers will experience a different method of thinking, learning, social, and emotional changes will help them explore their new world and make sense of it. Also in this stage the children will begin to follow more complex directions, sorting objects by shape and color, imitate actions of adults and playmates, and express a variety of emotions.
Understanding Children and Young Person’s Development Unit 2 Explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development for children and young people from birth to 19 years old. Physical development is usually very rapid early on in the child’s development. This can be noticed within just weeks of a baby being born, a baby will begin to start smiling and responding to sounds and things going on around them. By around the age of 6 months their muscle will begin to develop and they will then clasp on to objects of all kinds and will also put the objects in to their mouths. Around the age of 12 months old they will begin to start moving around, the way a child of this age moves varies in many ways depending on the child.
Understand Child and Young Person Development 1. Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth - 19 years. 1.1 Explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development from birth - 19 years. Children's development is continuous and can be measured in a number of different ways. Although all children will develop at different rates and in different ways, the sequence in which they develop will be roughly the same as they need to have developed one skill, for example walking, before they move on to develop another such as running and jumping.
Unit 1: Understand Child & Young Person Development 1.1 Explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development from birth – 19 years Child development is a process every child goes through. The sequence of a child’s development, also known as developmental milestones are divided into five different aspects: Physical; Social, Emotional and behavioural; Communication and language; Intellectual and cognitive. PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT 0 – 3 Years The physical development between the ages of 0-3 years is generally very rapid. At birth babies depend on reflexes for movements to allow them to feed or grasp whenever they touch something. By the age of one; they have a lot more control over their bodies.
Within weeks of being born a baby will start to smile and respond to sounds and environments around them. By 6 months as their muscles begin to develop they will reach for and hold objects which they will also put into their mouths. By one year old they are beginning to crawl or shuffle, pulling or pushing on furniture to stand and then cruise using furniture or adult for support. Sitting has progressed to unaided and they are rolling from their front to their back. They are beginning to be inquisitive with objects, passing them between hands, handling them in different ways and looking for things that are hiding.
Physical Development From Birth to Three Months: A child will be able to root, suck and grasp a finger, it can make a fist. Within weeks a baby can smile and respond to sounds and their environment around them. By Six Months: A child will develop greater agility and strength. They can roll over, pull their body forward and grasp objects. A child will be able to turn their body to sound and movement.
An infant will begin to focus on the source of a sound during its first few weeks of life and will pay particular attention to its name within the first six months. By the time it is a year old the infant would be expected to respond to simple commands and to its own name. A young infant will gain their sense of security from their primary care givers and will be comforted and respond positively to touch from a familiar adult in the first three months of development. As infants form an emotional attachment with