Consider Research That Determines How Early Attachment Impacts on the Social and Emotional Development of Three to Five Year Olds and Adults.

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Explain what constitutes the physical and psychological needs of a three year old child.

Explain how these needs can ideally be met in a childcare settingDefine physical needs * Briefly define what is meant by physical needs, including exercise and rest, diet, health and safety * Identify the specific physical needs of a three year old.Give a full explanation of the steps carers should ideally take to fulfil these physical needs. * Consider for example, how you could provide for gross and fine motor skills. Also think about safety issues (such as appropriate clothing for specific weather conditions), access to fresh air and ventilation in classrooms, opportunities for rest, etc. * Give practical examples of what a
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This can be done by relating a healthy diet to activities which the child enjoys and recognizes. If a child asks why they should eat broccoli, one can answer by explaining that eating broccoli gives you more energy to run and jump. Because playing is an activity which children tend to enjoy, they will then relate the healthy food choice of ‘broccoli’ with pleasure. At all times a child ‘must be supported in developing and understanding of the importance of physical activity and making healthy choices in relation to food’(EYFS (2007) in Macleod – Brudenell, 2008, p70)

What also should to be considered by a practitioner are the different physical needs of each child. When proposing a balanced diet, allergies, religions, or different diet choices should be taken into account. Eczema is an example of a condition which can be triggered by dietary choices. This condition can have an effect on a child's physical well-being and therefore food products which promote eczema will have to be identified and supplemented for in a child prone to eczema outbreaks. If a child's eczema is triggered by dairy products, one can consider using alternatives which will also provide nutrition's to the child. This is just a simple example, but it is clear that there are many alternative food products which can be used to promote good health in children. The practitioner must understand and know their
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