Table 1 - Physical Development
| Description of age
| An example of how this impacts on another aspect of development
| 0-3 Months
| Children should be able to recognise people and be able to stare at them, they should be able to move their heads and look around as well as kicking and moving their arms
| This will impact on their emotional development as they will be able to recognise when they are around people and may become distressed when left alone.
| 3-6 Months
| Children at this stage can support their own heads, can grasp and pick up objects with their hands and can roll themselves over when lying down.
| This will impact on their intellectual development as they are beginning to become aware of their own bodies and how their actions affect it.
| 6-9 Months
| Children should be able to sit alone without support and also pull themselves upright whilst holding onto something
| This will impact on their social development as they begin to crawl, pull themselves up etc.. They will be more aware of their surroundings and will be interacting more with the people around them.
| 9-12 Months
| At this stage children may be taking their first steps, the can recognise when they have dropped something at be able to find it and pick it up.
| This will impact on their communication and social development as they begin to use their hands to point to things they want etc.
| 1-2 Years
| Children can climb upstairs on their knees, and can walk on their own. And they are beginning to use toys for play for example blocks etc.
| This will impact on their social development as they begin to expand their play, and start to play with other children, they start to learn social conventions such as sharing, manners etc.
| 2-4 Years
| At this age children are beginning to play with bigger toys... I.e., trikes, climbing etc... They can walk and run totally independently and confidently. They can grasp pencils, and can begin to distinguish between shapes when drawing. Children also begin to start to dress themselves with help. And will start to use the toilet on their own.
| This will affect children's behavioural development as they are becoming more confident their personalities will be starting to show. As they start school they will learn to behave in society
| 4-7 Years
| Children's are becoming a lot more physically independent at this age they can dress themselves without help, they start to learn to ride bikes without stabilisers etc... And enjoy playground activities such as climbing frames, balancing, slides etc. they start to use finer skills such as using glue, scissors etc. and can draw recognisable pictures.
| This will impact on children's communication development as they get older they begin to communicate on a more intellectual level with other children and adults as they begin to share ideas and ask questions.
| 7-12 Years
| By this stage children are physically well developed, confident and strong. They are able to write and often join up their handwriting, they are also competent at other creative activities i.e. baking, sewing, and playing sports games.
| This will impact on children's behavioural development as their confidence grows and they get older they will become more aware of social hyraces in the school environment and their behaviour will start to change as they begin to understand their own talents/minds etc.
| 12-16 Years
| At this stage most children will begin puberty, girls often a year or so earlier than boys. As they change from children's to adults their strength etc. will increase
| Children may start to show talent in different activities/subjects such as sport, art etc. which will develop then intellectually. They may also start to build confidence in social situations affecting their behavioural development.
| 16-19 Years
| By this age a child is fully physically developed, and mostly conduct themselves as adults. Some may become sexually active at this age.
| By this age...
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