1. Summarise the main development of a child from the age range 0-2 years, 3-5 years and 5-8 years.
Reflexes such as sucking, grasping and crawling. Turn pages in books and rolling. Use crayons, pencils and hold small objects. Feed themselves, walk, climb and run. 3-5 years
Dress themselves, use tricycles and outside toys. Redefined Skills in cutting, writing, drawing, threading and painting. Will carry out more co-ordinated movements and growing confidence. 5-8 years
Cuts on the lines with scissors and can kick a ball and catch a ball.
Start recognising your voice and look to where you are. Identify different items or surroundings. Start pointing to different items or surroundings. Start to understand more things around them. 3-5 years
Enjoy repetitive activities. Skilled at aspects of number and writing while continuing to learn about their world. 5-8 years
Still look for adult approval and learn to read and handwrite.
Social, Emotional and Behavioural Skills
Crying. Tantrums through frustrations. Becoming more independent and want to do more themselves. Finding out more about their own identities. 3-5 years
Very Curious about people and surroundings. Identities will start to develop and needs to form strong attachments. 5-8 years
Able to learn and understand importance of boundaries and reasons why.
Babies listen to the language around them. Will start saying short phrases. Will try and speak and put words together. Vocabulary will increase rapidly. 3-5 years
Will say around 200 words and start to use negatives and plurals in speech. Start to use an increasing number of familiar phrases and expressions. 5-8 years
Will start asking questions and talk about things in the past and future tenses with greater confidence.
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