Assessment Criteria 1.1.1
Explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development from birth – 19 years
Birth to 1 Year
Physical: Babies from birth on learn the world through their senses of sight and touch. Everything needs to be touched and a lot of things go in their mouth. Muscles start getting stronger and babies start crawling and then walking. Every Baby is different in their development, as an example of my twins (boy and girl) my daughter walked with 7-8 month, while my son needed a month or two longer.
Intellectual/cognitive: Sight and Touch are the most important sense in a Baby, everything interesting will be touched, most of the time with their fingers and mouth. Recognizes self as agent of action and begins to act intentionally e.g. pulling of strings, to make toys play!
Communication: Babies start with just crying for attention or laughing e.g. nappy is wet, Baby is hungry or tired! Within a few month words will develop e.g. Mummy, Daddy, and No! It will understand words, when spoken to and gather more and more words from close people around it.
Social, Behavioural and moral: Babies start laughing at silly things within a few weeks of birth, they start interacting with other children and start playing games, like “Hide and seek”. Some children start expressing their feelings with screaming, grabbing, pinching and in some cases biting. Adults have to have a close watch on growing Babies, because of an unawareness of danger.
Emotional: babies start smiling within a few weeks and laughing at funny things and games. They start developing a sense of self and start claiming ownership on toys, sweets, food! With about 6-8 month a lot of Babies start having a fear of abandonment and dislike of strangers e.g. my twins did not like to be picked up by any stranger and started screaming, when I left the Room.
1 to 3 years
Physical: Babies now start to become Toddlers, walking jumping, running will get stronger.