The Three Sectors Of Children's Holistic Development

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The development of children is categorised into three sectors. For children from birth to three years old this is known as babies and toddlers, three to twelve years old is known as the formative years and lastly children aged twelve to nineteen years old is known as adolescence. When working with children it is vital to support childrenâ€TMs holistic development. Holistic development is when a practitioner supports a childâ€TMs †̃wholeâ€TM development, meaning each area such as emot physical, intellectual, communication and social are developed. Babies and toddlers aged from birth to three years are developing all the time and enhancing their physical skills. Even when a baby is first born it has good physical skills from sucking on a bottle…show more content…
Children will begin to hold pencils with a specific grasp. Fisted, palmar, five finger, pincer and tripod are all different grasps children will use until they are able to hold the pencil correctly in the tripod grasp. (Occupational Therapy for Children, 2013) Children will want to become more involved during activities such as when reading a story the child will want to turn the pages and be able to recognise shapes when drawing. Children enjoy being outdoors and playing on toys. Children will now be able to begin to ride a tripod bike or a bike with stabilisers. (Kid Spot,…show more content…
Although children learn all the time this seems to expand more and children gain more knowledge when starting school. When starting school children are encouraged to learn to write letters and words, recognise and write numbers and read and by mid of primary school they are usually fluent at carrying these out. Also when starting school children become more socialized and develop this skill in many ways. Children often being to make friendship groups and are able to say what they like and dislike very confidently. With friends children tend to take part in imaginary and fantasy play. Children in this category will become more aware of boundaries that are in place and what limits the child can push the boundaries to before having a consequence. Children will know at this point what acceptable behaviour is and what is unacceptable. Sometimes children will try and push boundaries with unfamiliar people. (Raisingchildren.net, 2016) For example, if there is a new member of staff working in their class they may try their luck to see if they get away with no
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