Explain the Sequence and Rate of Each Aspect of Development from Birth – 19 Years.

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1a. Explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development from birth – 19 years. All children and young people develop at different rates, but the order in which they advance differs very little. Children’s development tends to progress:

# from head to toe
# from inner to outer
# from simple to complex
# from general to specific

Here we will be looking at each child’s physical development, social and emotional development, intellectual development, and language development. Not one area of development is less important than another, and they all have an impact on each other.

To better explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development, the development will be divided into age groups:

# 0-6 months:
*Physical development : By the time he is six months old, a baby will be able to turn their head to sound and movement, watch their parent’s face while feeding, smile at familiar faces and voices, reach their feet when lying down, reach for and grab objects, and put things in their mouths independently. *Social and emotional development: A six month old baby will respond to their mother’s face, smile, and need comfort and cuddles from their parents. *Language development: A six month old baby will be able to make a variety of happy sounds, will respond to music and singing, and will mirror their parents’ movements and expressions.

# 6-12 months:
*Physical development: By the time he is one year old, the toddler will have learnt to sit first with support, and then without, he will be able to roll over, he will begin to crawl or shuffle, he will be able to stand with support, he will raise his arms when he wants to be lifted, he will respond to his name, he will pass objects from hand to hand, look for things that have been hidden, and reach for food. *Social and emotional development: A one year old will enjoy the company of others and will enjoy playing simple games, and will show affection to his...
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