18 Months – 2 Years
Stages of Development through a Time line, Birth to 19 Years. Physical, Intellectual, language and communication, social and emotional Development.
Physical Development is one of the 5 areas of development that we can actually see such as physical appearance, the change in height, weight, body shape and physical movement such as reflexes, movement and motor skills.
Intellectual (Cognitive) Development is also often referred to as Cognitive Development. Intellectual Development is strongly influenced by experiences from childhood. Intellectual Development is learnt by children being tough such as being shown colours, shapes, numbers and animals.
Intellectual Development applies to almost all intake of knowledge of skills shown to the child fromvarious sources.
Language and Communication Development begin before a baby is born, the unborn bay will respond to loud noises or distress by moving around in the uterus. The communication from a new born baby is through crying and quietening. Different cries are used for different needs to be met. The carer does not take long to understand the difference in cries and communication. Language and communication can also be non verbal as well as verbal, this can include, body language and gestures as well as sign language and makaton.
Social and Emotional Development is about learning to live with others, both our family and in general society and our families and friends play a very big and important part in this,
The emotional development begins with the deep feelings between parents, carers and their children and comes from a process of bonding and attachment.
Examples of physical development within the normal characteristics are as follows:-
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