Essay on Pregnancy and Children

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CYPOP 1: Work with babies and young children to promote thier development and learning.

1. Understand the development and learning of babies and young children.

1.1 Explain the pattren of developments in the first three years of life and the skills typically acquired at each stage.

Babies and toddlers show amazing progress in all aspects of their development from birth to three years, considering they are born with simple reflexes and are quite helpless and dependent. It is essential to have a good understanding of the development stages in this group in order to support their development. The changes that occur in a child’s development in the first few years of life are truly remarkable. Practitoners note children’s
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Play is essential for children's development. through play, children can delelop a variety of skills that support every area of development. Good play opportunities allow children not only to have fun and to explore, but also to learn about materials, concepts and how to socialise. Play begins very early on in babies' lives as long as they have an adult who can engage with them. As children grown an develop, they are able to choose and create their own play;

Physical - A range of physical skills, including fine and gross motor skills, are developed as children make movements, balance or sit in order to play with toys or engage in games with adluts.
Cognitive - Children learn concepts and about the world around them by playing with materials, resources and learning by trial and error what things can do.
Language - Play gives children a reason for taking and communicating. At first this is with adluts, but as children can play together, they talk to each other.
Emotional - Play is fun. It makes children feel happy and also helps them to feel powerful and learn about feelings; when they engage in role play they also learn about different perspectives.
Social - From playing with adults, babies learn social skills such as talkingturns and co-operating. They so learn to 'read' faces. With age and language skills. children also learn to play with other

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