How Child Develops Emotionally From The Prenatal Stage Up

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In this poster I am going to be talking about how a child develops emotionally from the prenatal stage up to 2 years old. Children do not automatically know what their emotions are or how to control them- it is something that they need to learn. Through the different stages of development children experience different emotions, and will have different ways to express them. Children will gain emotional intelligence from first-hand experiences, along with their expression and understanding of emotions (Olde, 2013). There are many factors that can affect emotional development, in this poster I will be discussing how neglect can affect a child emotionally, and I will also explain the impact it will then have on other areas of development.
As many people are unaware, children start to develop emotionally whilst in the womb- at 24 weeks! Parents can help promote development by playing music, talking to their baby and reading to them, as this enables the baby to start developing intellectually. This then enables the child to start developing emotionally. During pregnancy the baby begins to recognise their parent’s voice and because of this, when they are born hearing their voice can help calm the baby. According to experts babies can also recognise their mother’s emotion- when she is happy, upset, or stressed. This can then have an impact on the child’s emotional state (Farrelly).
The first few days after birth is the vital time when the baby and parents begin to form that

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