Children and Young Person Development

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Task A - Child and young person development

Physical development

Age range| Description of the stage| An example of how this impacts onanother aspect of development| 0 – 3 months| The first 3 months of a new-born’s physical development will pass by more quickly than you can imagine. During this time parents will note a change in there infant’s growth, appearance, motor abilities, and sensory development.| | 3 – 6 months| In months 3 through 6, Babies physical development continues to progress.He/She has graduated from the new-born look to that of a baby with full cheeks and a plump body. They will also be able to begin to show a whole new range of skills and abilities| | 6 – 9 months| Between 6 to 9 months you will be amazed by the physical development of your little one. While he continues to master the skills he learned in previous months, you will now see him move (quite literally) to new levels in many areas of development.| | 9 – 12 months| Not only have they grown from this tiny infant that once fit in the crook of their parents arm, but they are now making both literal and figurative steps toward increased mobility and agility.| | 1 – 2 years| During this stage everything is new and interesting.Use 5 senses to explore the environment around them.They all able to stand on their two feet but will put their hands out to the side for balance.| | 2 – 4 years| At the age of two most children can climb onto furniture in the home, they are able to throw a ball but are not able to catch at this stage| | 4 – 7 years| At this stage the child will be able to develop a good sense of balance, bend at the waist to pick up objects from the floor.| | 7 – 12 years| Their balance will have improved as will there walking and running skills.Their bodies will start to change as they get closer to the puberty.| | 12 – 16 years| The child’s body will start to go through the changes that are brought on by puberty.They will start to notice things and experience things that they didn’t experience before.| | 16 – 19 years| At this age the child is a fully developed young adult.There bodies should have adjusted to the changes that experienced from puberty. | |

Intellectual development

Age range| Description of the stage| An example of how this impacts onanother aspect of development| 0 – 3 months| At this stage in development they are able to – * Respond to sound and notice bright lights. * Recognise familiar faces and voices. * Kick legs and discover both hands. * Smile, laugh and hold head steady.| | 3 – 6 months| At this stage, they are able to – * Sit up without support * Respond to their name. * Hold simple food and feed themselves.| | 6 – 9 months| They are able at this point in their development – * Hold onto a solid object and stand up and possibly walk. * Start to crawl * Drink from a cup. * Attempt to feed themselves with a spoon. * Try to gain access to toy by wiggling around| | 9 – 12 months| They are able at this point in their development – * Will play simple games such as clapping games and tossing a ball. * Responds to name. * Know who its parents. * Will help tidy up. * Walks but holds onto furniture.| * | 1 – 2 years| They are able at this point in their development – * Even though they have no understanding of print. * They take pleasure in nursery rhymes andBooks with single pictures. * At this stage they have no true understanding of writing but will experiment with marks and scribbles on surfaces.| | 2 – 4 years| They are able at this point in their development – * As they continue to develop they start to build on their abilities. * As they get older they start to play simple rhythm and develop the ability to control beat, tempo and pitch * There scribble will begin to appear more like letters as they develop their writing skills and become more aware of the uses of writing.| .| 4 – 7 years...
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