CU1545 Work with Babies and young children to promote their development and learning
Explain the pattern of development in the first three years of life and the skills typically acquired at each stage 1.1
When babies are 1st born they are born with limited abilities. By the time they have reached 1yrs old they have developed considerably.
By a years old babies have learnt to focus, they start to show interest in objects around them and they are able to start handling them and passing them from one hand to another and with that they gain hand eye co-ordination. They show interest in the world around them start to explore.
They learn to roll over from back to front, ...view middle of the document...
By this year the children have developed their personality and starting to show their individuality.
They are able to move around freely and by the time they get to 3yrs old they will be running around. They start to want to do things themselves and they know what they want and if they don’t have their way they may throw a tantrum. This year is commonly known as the terrible 2’s.
They laugh, giggle, and show enjoyment and they learn to play alongside other children, They learn to take turns, pretend play, kick a ball.
Some children may be ready to start potty training and come out of nappies.
Their language is really starting to develop, they are learning new words all the time and they are linking their words and making short sentences.
• How development and learning are interconnected - These are connected where the child needs to of have developed to be able to learn and develop to the next stage. For example, once a child has reached the development stage of being able to walk this now gives the child a lot more opportunities to be able to explore and learn and develop and learn in the physical development section.
• How and why variations occur in rate and sequence of development and learning – All children learn at different speeds and learn in different ways. This is quite possibly because of genetics and their environment.
A child may have learning difficulties so the child will not learn in the same way as other children or the same speed. Although, if a child does have learning difficulties it may not affect every area of learning. They may excel in some areas and struggle in others.
If a child is considerably bright and bright from an early, than they may be considered as gifted. Children who are “gifted” can process information a lot quicker than children their own age. This comes from genetics and the environment they are surrounded in.
Children who have had the opportunity to be in stimulating environments from a young age will most likely learn at a faster pace and develop opposed to those who haven’t.
Being able to communicate and understand also helps a child to develop faster and children who spend time with adults who interact with them and other children, their language will develop and also their understanding.
A child who has strong attachments to their parents or carers, will be more at ease and a happier child and when the child is happier their brain takes in more information.
• That learning may take place in different ways. – Every child learns in different ways. When children are young, as in babies and toddler they learn better by doing, rather than being sat taught. As child care providers, we need to give children the environment they need and the attention so they have the opportunities to do. They can learn by watching and copying adults and other children and their experiences.
• The importance of play – Learning through play children...