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Shalini Karsan 10/680 846 Unit 2- The developing child.

D1- Describe the expected stage of social development of the children aged 4 years.

The child at 4 years will start to develop a knowledge about different genders e.g. females and males. They can make friends, and they are also interested in having them. This age group, should know how negotiate, and to give and take objects.

D2- Describe the expected stage of social development of the children aged 5 years.

They can help and take responsibility of other children, for example helping them out in the setting. Most 5 year old children like working in groups, with others as this will let them interact amongst each other. At this age friends are important, they are independent. When playing games in the setting they can understand the rules of the game.

D3- Describe one suitable method of observing and recording the social development of children aged 5 years.

The suitable method of observing children at the age of 5 years, at the social development stage, is to record it by a narrative observation. It can be used to record social development. A narrative ‘observation is a detailed account of everything that you see the child doing’ (Thornes.N, 2009)

When doing observations in the setting, the child’s name should not be included because of confidentiality. The children should be named as ‘A’ and ‘B’ instead of the name. ‘You should record the date you made your observation.’(Thornes.N, 2009)

D4- Explain one advantage and one disadvantage of this method of observing children.

The advantages of this observation are so that practitioners understand the child as individuals, and their likes and dislikes. They can collect relevant information about the children or child. They can also know what development stage the child at.

The disadvantage of this observation is that it...
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