Social Development in Children Social development in children starts at birth through interaction between the baby and the parent in the initial stages. Peers and older children start to play a bigger role in social development as they grow up. Stages of Social Development in Children A baby's social development begins even before birth, when he is in his mother's womb. He listens to his mother's voice and is able to recognise and differentiate it from other voices. After birth, baby begins his first interaction with a smile when looked into his eyes by the parent.
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It helps parents visualize their own toddler having fun as they learn. The joy and happiness spills out of the ad looking at this toddler. I myself can visualize my three nieces when they are older playing this with stuffed puppy. A similar stuffed puppy was purchased for my son when he was six months old. I have noticed this stuffed puppy has more learning options.
Also during this period, the child will make great strides in language and social skills (Lockman, 2009, p.6). The text suggests that there are three major periods of a baby’s development through the first two years of life (Brooks, 2010, p. 211). During the development of self-period, infants’ visual, sensory and motor responses emerge and so it is important for new parents to ensure their baby is stimulated with things such as mobiles or even just playing with their newborn. Babies, even newborn babies, like being around people and engaging with people (Brooks, 2010, p. 215). Allowing for the newborn to have many interactions with both their parents and other newborns will start the development of their social and emotional skills.
Each aspect is important and all have impact on each other. To better explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development, the development will be divided into age groups: ZERO TO SIX MONTHS BABY Physical Development: • From the birth each month we can see the changes in the weight of the baby and the growth of the body parts • It will be able to turn its head to sound and movement • Watch the parent’s face while feeding • Smile at familiar faces and voices • stretches to reach its feet while lying down • tries to reach for and grab objects • keeps things in its mouth independently. Social and emotional development: • A six month old baby will respond to their mother’s face, smile. • Needs comfort and cuddles from their parents. Language development: • A six month old baby will be able to make a variety of happy sounds.
Physical (Reflexes) Cognitive Communication Social, emotional and behavioural Startle Babies will react to sudden noises or bright light by startling (clenching their fists and throwing their arms out) Walking and standing When you place a baby’s feed on a firm surface they make stepping movements. Sucking and Swallowing The swallowing and sucking reflexes enable the baby to feed and swallow. Rooting If you touch a baby on the cheek it will move its head to seek out a nipple. Grasping When a baby grasps an object or finger placed in its hand When babies recognise the smell or voice of their mother. A baby can communicate hunger, distress or tiredness by crying.
She then begins to make noises. Baby G begins to squirm as her mother turns her onto her stomach. Gradually, the infant’s hands near her mouth. Her head is faced left, towards the wall. Baby G's eyes began to twitch again, well after she stretches her left leg.
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Further study has indicated that new sounds directed at the womb through a loudspeaker can also cause the heart rate to decrease, and as the sound is repeated, the heart rate will eventually increase again. When tried with stories and poems, the heart rate would also decrease with the new sounds, and decrease with repetition. It seems that babies can learn to recognize speech patterns and voices before birth. By roughly 4 to 6 months of age babies start to make many more sounds. Before speaking words, babies go through a period of babbling, in which they are practicing the sounds, intonations and rhythms of language.
This essay will demonstrate how these relationships can be built and what is needed to make these relationships successful across the ages of 0-5. The beginnings of a relationship are formed just a few weeks after a child is born. The Understanding Children (2007) DVD, Band 1, shows babies enjoying the interaction of play and communication when spoken to. The way in which the adult talks to the child is very important. Research has shown that the sing-song speech, often accompanied by exaggerated facial expressions is loved by babies, (Rai & Flynn, p27).