Babies's Physical Development

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: Question 1 Answer: Physical development Babies tend to develop at a fast rate and are born with natural reflexes which are required for them to survive. For example a baby will be able to suck and grab in order to receive food. At 1 year the child will be reasonably mobile and will be crawling, rolling and sitting up mostly unaided. They may also experience physical changes such as getting their first tooth. Between 2 and 3 (the toddler stage) is when most children begin to walk, as their limbs have grown a sufficient amount. Their motor skills start to develop which allows them to do things such as draw, feed themselves, move their toys around etc. At 3 years their motor skills become more refined due to an increase in control which allows…show more content…
Boys will be going through puberty and grower stronger and taller and girls will be having regular periods and experiencing a number of physical changes to their bodies as they turn in to young adults. Generally girls will have fully developed by the time they are 19 whereas boys will keep developing in to early adulthood- for example, girls will stop growing before boys. Language and communication development Babies cannot understand language and communication but they do enjoy the sounds made through language i.e. from songs. They will start to babble and make noises at this stage. At 1 year they will try to speak using singular words (i.e. yes, mum etc.) which may not always be very clear. Between 1 and 3 their language and vocabulary will develop at a quick rate and they will start putting words together to make sentences. Sentences then become better informed through the introduction of plurals and negatives, although some grammatical errors will still be…show more content…
They can also learn the outcomes of repetitive activities i.e. if they cry when they are hungry they are fed. Between 1 and 3 children learn the names of things that they come in to contact with i.e. inanimate objects or colours. Between 3 and 7 a lot of cognitive and intellectual development takes place as a result of their expanding understanding of the world through activities such as reading and asking questions. Between 7 and 12 they will be more fluent in skills such as reading and writing and will know what skills and subjects they prefer/ are good at. They will also be able to take certain information and apply it to other situations i.e. being able to use their knowledge of money to buy something from a shop. Between 12 and 19 children tend to put extra effort in to learning the subjects that they are interested in such as science and slightly less in subjects which they feel they do not do as well at. By the time children leave school they have usually experienced and learnt enough for them to make their own informed decisions about their
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