Essay on Cycle Of Life And Human Development

1097 Words Aug 18th, 2016 5 Pages
Cycle of Life and Human Development Social, physical, emotional, cognitive and cultural changes take place throughout the lifespan of an individual. There is a general sequence of development which is fixed, however the rate of development can sometimes differ depending on many factors. There are key needs which must be met and consequences if they are not. Stage of Life Cycle: Infancy 0-4 years old
At this stage the infant is highly dependant. From the moment a child is born they begin to develop physically. The baby 's senses begin to develop; he/she is able to focus on objects, learns to hold the weight of his/her head up and attempts to pull himself up holding onto the edge of a chair or table. He/she then learns to crawl and with lots of encouragement finally learns to walk. Through interaction with parents, family, friends and other children they learn to socialize, play and communicate. With much needed stimulation and play, babies and young children learn. They begin to recognize and memorize faces, characters, objects and songs. With communication, consistency and encouragement they learn speech and are taught routines and behavior, such as bedtime and toilet training. To develop emotionally, a baby needs love, affection and consistent care. Stage of Life Cycle: Childhood 5-12 years
As the child reaches school age they have increasing physical independence. They now begin to learn new skills such as running, skipping, ball games and…

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