Child Development: Aspects And Domains Of Human Development

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Introduction Children go through a variety of changes from birth until they enter the institution that is school. The changes that occur can be seen as stepping stones where they develop. Youngsters develop in a number of ways; firstly, they develop physically which is the weight and height change as they progress in their years. Secondly, intellectual development is gradually enhanced, this refers to the way we think, understand and grasp information. Thirdly, a child’s personality comes to the forefront; this is the stable but constantly changing state which is singular to an individual. Lastly, where a child learning to be around different people and interacting with them is known as social development. According to M. Hart Gill, in South Africa children can proceed into primary school if they are seven years old or five years old on the condition that the child turns six by the end of June. During the late 1970s school readiness was defined as a term all-encompassing maturity which children had to possess. These include the growth in school maturity, social maturity and emotional maturity. School readiness was referred to as a certain level of maturity in the areas of physical, cognitive, social and emotional maturity to meet demands of formal schooling in the year 2014(D. Louw and A. Louw, 2014) . The abovementioned content will thus be discussed in the assignment. Domains of human development In child development certain aspects or domains of development need to
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