Child Development

K3D210) current theories of play can inform my practice in many ways. By having a more in depth knowledge I can then begin to assess why certain circumstances come about and also how to detail with certain aspects such as conflict positively. By understanding the ages and stages   of development taking sharing for example, you may be lead to believe that children should always share, however up unit a certain stage of development children do not play with other children, they simply lay along side them. Their concept then is that the toys are their own and are not for sharing. Understanding about getting children of certain age play together and then they can inform and develop each others skills without adult intervention means that adult participation is not always necessarily. How ever adult participation is good aid for younger children to help stimulate the play and provide new and more exciting opportunities.

(K3D211) if I have any concerns over the development of a child I will in the first instance
Discuss this with the career or parents of that child. Through this discussion I would then begin to plan possible outcome. Whether that is concentrating on a particular set of skills within my setting to help that child develop those skills further or is necessary advice the parent to seek external help through a GP or health visitor who would then refer them to the appropriate therapist such as speech or hearing.

(K3D212) Every area of Childs development does not work independently from the next. A child’s development must be considered holistically, which means that at any time in a child’s development more than one area of development is involved. At any one time the child’s personal social and emotional development is evolving, their cognitive development is developing, and also their actual physical, communication and language developments are constantly engaged and also developing. This means that whilst you may be observing for a particular aspect...