Child Development - Patterns of Development Essay

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AO1 – Patterns of Development

This coursework will describe how children develop according to milestones from birth to eight years old.

Activity 1

Emily is 17 years old and lives on the outskirts of Woking. She is currently living with her mum and attends St. John the Baptist Sixth Form College in Old Woking. Emily is a conscientious and hard working individual and her qualifications clearly support this. Having achieved excellent grades at GCSE and AS level, Emily is eager to continue with further education by hopefully attending Portsmouth University and pursuing a career in film and television production. Emily enjoys a variety of activities such as socialising with friends and photography. She has a great interest in fashion
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| |average height for this age|unaided but with uneven, wide |away. They are also able to| |
| |is 31 inches (79 |steps and use their arms for |watch and copy actions of |At the end of this stage, a |
| |centimetres). |balance. |others e.g. 'clap hands'. |child is able to show affection|
| | | | |towards their younger brother |
| |At the end of this stage, a|At the end of this stage, a child |At the end of this stage, a|or sister. They will also be |
| |child is about 34 inches |is able to balance on their tip |child is able to identify |able to use the toilet on their|
| |(86 centimetres) tall and |toes. Furthermore, they are able |the primary colours, for |own. |
| |weighs about 27 to 28 |to catch a large ball with their |example, red, blue and | |
| |pounds (12.25 to 12.7 |arms straight. |yellow. In addition, they | |
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