Unit 2 Child Care

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E1- Describe the development of children in a selected age range and in TWO (2) areas of development The age group I have selected to describe is language development and social emotional development in the age group 3 to 5 years. Social and Emotional development for children aged three to five is very important for every child’s development in these are being met at this time of life as this is when they start to become aware of who they call their friends and who is there all the time and who is not. They start to feel emotions for people around them in their everyday life. For example, children at the age of three may like to play near other children but not join in yet. This is called parallel play when children have not started to play together. Also children at the age of three do not cooperate or share well where as children aged five and up find friends important and seeks to play with others than to play alone. Language development for children aged three to five is extremely important for children because this is the age where they are beginning pre-school/school. Children learn how to communicate from listening to the people around them they pick up on the sounds and the phrases of the words from other people and children at this stage will ask questions such as “why” and “how” being concerned about everything that’s going on and what people are talking about. You can expect children aged three to five, to use full sentences when in conversations and use proper grammar. You can also expect them to have a better understanding of words. Children aged five “are beginning to use language in different ways e.g. to relate past events as well as to comment, name or ask questions in relation to the here and now”. http://www.maternal-and-early-years.org.uk/speech-and-language-development-what-to-expect-3-5-years 7/2/13 E2 Describe the development of
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