Explain the Sequence and Rate of Each Aspect of Development from Birth – 19 Years.

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1a. Explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development from birth – 19 years.
All children and young people develop at different rates, but the order in which they advance differs very little.
Children’s development tends to progress:
# from head to toe
# from inner to outer
# from simple to complex
# from general to specific

Here we will be looking at each child’s physical development, social and emotional development, intellectual development, and language development. Not one area of development is less important than another, and they all have an impact on each other.

To better explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development, the development will be divided into age groups:

# 0-6 months:
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#1-2 years: *Physical development: Between the ages of 1 and 2, a child will start to walk, will sit unaided for long periods of time, feed themselves, wave, indicate wants by pointing, look at books, shake his head to say no to something, crawl upstairs, stoop, begin to show preference to one hand, build a tower with Lego bricks, hold a crayon and make marks on paper. *Social and emotional development: A child between these ages will try to please adults, will possibly become anxious when separated from his main carers, may use a teddy for comfort, will be mostly cooperative and can be distracted when behaving badly, and will play with other children. *Language development: Between the ages of 1 and 2, a child will progress from using single words to making phrases, he will start to understand the use of conversation, and by the age of two they will be using up to 150 words.

#2-3 years: *Physical development: Between the ages of 2 and 3, a child will learn to kneel to play, throw, kick a ball, build a bigger tower, and pour. *Social and emotional development: a child will develop a sense of identity and will want to be more independent, he will demand attention from adults and will not be willing to share it, he will start throwing tantrums if he doesn’t get what he wants immediately, and will enjoy playing with adults and other

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