Child Care

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B2 – how observations can be used to support the development of children. What stage a child is at
What activities to provide
Any extra needs a child might have
A childs likes and dislikes

A – why is it important to understand pattern of behaviour To understand the behaviour that is expected
To have realistic expectations of a childs ability
To plan appropriate activities
To identify if a child may need the support of other professionals

A* - routines are important because
The help the child to feel safe and secure
They help children to understand time (it is their way of telling the time) They are important for life as they grow up
They can be appropriate to individual needs

because we physically grow and mature into our own gender and our nervous system develops enabling us to walk, to be able to feed ourselves and control our body. Psychologically we develop things such as an awareness of separateness from our mothers, learning to trust our environment, ability to interact socially. If any of these developmental stages are interrupted then it can help us to understand problems that individuals have. An obvious example is child abuse. There are other indicators such as serious accidents, traumatic experiences, death of a parent and the list goes on. Understanding "normal" development can help us to appreciate how "abnormal" development has played a part in a person’s current difficulties It will help you to understand

children’s behaviour, meet their needs and appreciate
ways in which you might plan for them. It will help you to understand children’s behaviour, meet their needs and appreciate
ways in which you might plan for them.
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