Child Development - Patterns of Development

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AO1 – Patterns of Development

This coursework will describe how children develop according to milestones from birth to eight years old.

Activity 1

Emily is 17 years old and lives on the outskirts of Woking. She is currently living with her mum and attends St. John the Baptist Sixth Form College in Old Woking. Emily is a conscientious and hard working individual and her qualifications clearly support this. Having achieved excellent grades at GCSE and AS level, Emily is eager to continue with further education by hopefully attending Portsmouth University and pursuing a career in film and television production. Emily enjoys a variety of activities such as socialising with friends and photography. She has a great interest in fashion and styling as well as thoroughly enjoys looking at the latest brands by designers such as Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port.

The main stages are –

Infant (0 – 1 year)

Toddler (1 – 3 years)

Pre-school child (3 – 5 years)

School age (5 – 8 years)

|Key stage |Growth |Physical |Intellectual (language and |Emotional/ | | | | |cognitive) |Social | |Infant (0 – 1|At the beginning of this |At the beginning of this stage, a |At the beginning of this |At the beginning of this stage,| |year) |stage, a baby weighs |child is able to hold their head |stage, a child is able to |a child enjoys feeding, being | | |somewhere between 6 pounds,|up for several seconds. In |recognise their mother's or|talked to and having cuddles. | | |2 ounces (2,812 grams) and |addition, they are able to hold a |carer's voice. |They are also able to smile. | | |9 pounds, 2 ounces (4,173 |rattle for a few moments but |Furthermore, they are able | | | |grams). Their average |cannot look at it at the same |to respond to high-pitched |At the end of this stage, a | | |length ranges from 19 to 21|time. |tones by moving their |child is happy to share toys | | |inches (48 to 53 | |limbs. |and take turns. In addition, | | |centimetres). |At the end of this stage, a child | |they are able to understand | | | |is able to sit up easily from |At the end of this stage, a|gender and age. | | |At the end of this stage, a|lying down. They are also able to |child is able to scribble | | | |baby triples in birth |crawl very quickly. |to and fro. They also enjoy| | | |weight and grows | |looking at picture books. | | | |approximately 10 inches (25| | | | | |centimetres). | | | | |Toddler (1 – 3 |At the beginning of this |At the beginning of this stage, a |At the beginning of this |At the beginning of this stage,| |years) |stage, a child may gain |child is able to sit unsupported |stage, a child is able to |a child is able to wave 'bye | | |between 3 and 5 pounds (1.4|for long periods of time. In |find objects which have...
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