Explain The Sequence And Rate Of Each Aspect Of Development

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Explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development from birth to 19 years. You may find a timeline useful as part of your explanation.
Childrenâ€TMs development is continuous and can be measured in a number of different ways.
Although all children will develop at different rates and in different ways, the sequence in which they develop will be roughly the same as they need to have developed one skill, for example walking, before they move on to develop another such as running and jumping.
Development is often referred to on a timeline and is broken down in ages. As development is more rapid in early years the milestones start by being quite close together before becoming further apart as baby becomes a child and then a young adult.
The aspects of development that children are measured on are physical, language, social and emotional, and intellect.
Physical development is usually very rapid early on in the childâ€TMs development. Within weeks of being born a baby will start to smile and respond to sounds and environments around them. By 6 months as their muscles begin to develop they will reach for and hold objects which they will also put into their mouths.
By one year old they are beginning to crawl or shuffle, pulling or pushing on furniture to stand and then cruise using furniture or adults for support. Sitting has progressed to unaided and they are rolling from their front to their back.
They are beginning to be inquisitive with objects, passing them between…
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