Essay about Tda2.1 Child and Young Person Development

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TDA 2.1 Child and young person development

TDA 2.1 Child and young person development. 1.1 Describe expected pattern of children and young people’s development from birth to 19 years.
Birth to one year
New-born babies can: * see faces as fuzzy shapes * grasp an object that has touched the palm of their hand * turn their head to look for a nipple or teat if their cheek is touched * suck and swallow * try to make stepping movements if they are held upright with their feet on a firm surface * startle in response to a sudden sound or bright light * stretch their arms suddenly and then bring them in if they feel they are falling * recognise their mother’s voice and smell * cry
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All areas of development are linked together.
A baby cannot start to finger feed until he or she can sit up and is developing the ability to pick things up between the fingers and thumb. The speech development of a child is affected if the child has difficulties in hearing clearly or if no one talks directly to him or her. A child who does not receive love and attention may fail to grow and develop.

Many activities will stimulate children development that why is important to planning activities in different ways to allowed children to use and develop several skills.
There is huge learning potential from cooking activities. Children’s working in small groups learns how to share and gives them plenty of opportunities to talk, listen and watch. They also learn about food: where is coming from and how certain process. Children also learn a lot about maths and science from cooking: measuring quantities learn how food and nutrition affect growth and health, or what happens if one group use plain flour and other self rising.

Other examples of activities and benefits:

2.1 Describe with examples the kinds of influences that affect children and young people’s development including background, health, and environment.

Development is dependent on many factors with some affecting some children more than others. The impact can be positive as well as negative. For example,

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