Understand Child and Young Person Development

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Understand Child and Young Person Development

Sequence and Rate of Each Aspect of Development and the Importance of Them

When looking at and discussing a child’s development, you have to remember that all children are different and grow at different rates. Every child will follow the same sequence but they may not necessarily do it at the same time as each other. For example, you could have two, 6 month old babies, 1 could already be able to crawl, and the other 1 may not have mastered it yet and may not until they are a bit older. You must remember that your child is an individual and not group him with another child and expect him/her to reach the milestones at the same time. It is important also that a parent/carer, teacher
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They will be drawing, cutting and start learning to write their names. 7–12 years – Around this time, a child will start refining the skills that they have learnt. They will continue to grow taller. They will have better management of the small and large movements. Girls may start to show signs of puberty at around 10 years of age. 12–16 years – Young people will now be developing strength. Boys may start going through the changes of puberty. Their voices may deepen and other physical changes will occur. 16–19 years – Young people reach adulthood at around 18. A girl/woman will stop changing physically at around this age, but a boy/man may continue changing until they are in their 20’s

Communication and Language development

0–3 years – It is important that a baby is stimulated from when they are first born, because this helps them develop communication skills as they get older.
At around 1 year, they may be starting to utter their first words ‘mama’ or ‘dada’. They will learn to put words together by the time they are 2 years of age and they may know up to 200 words. Between 2 and 3 they will start using plurals and negative. Their grammar may not always be correct. They could say ‘I throwed it’ and you could reply with ‘you threw it did you?’ This is a way of correcting what they are saying, without actually telling them that they are wrong and should say it this way. 3–7 years –
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