Cypop 1

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

1.2 Explain; - Cross ref CYP 3.1
    • how development and learning are interconnected

  Development and learning are interconnected as first a child has to learn a new skill and will then go on to develop this before moving on to learn a new skill and create a pattern of learning. An example of this would be a child feeding themselves, when first weening a care giver will feed the child, offering encouragement for them to open their mouth. The child will identify the pattern that they open their mouths and food is placed inside. As the child develops motor skills they may be offered a spoon to attempt to feed themselves, at the same time as the care giver feeds them, to ensure they are getting enough food as in most cases they will be unable to successfully feed themselves every spoon full. As the child develops further they will learn to use a spoon and feed themselves independently. Variations occur in the rate and sequence of development as each child is an individual, has different interests and have had different life experiences so far. Babies and children are learning from you all the time, a good example to explain this would be if a baby isn’t spoken to often then that baby will lack in their communicational skills in the future were as a baby who is interacted with frequently will learn words and develop communicational skills quicker than a child who isn’t. Also a child will progress in their moral skills by learning that we don’t snatch toys when they are told that it is wrong to snatch and that we wait until that child is finished playing with it then you are welcome to have it. And if you turn it round a child will learn it is right to wait for their turn with a toy instead of snatching when they are praised for doing so.

    • how and why variations occur in rate and sequence of development and learning
  Some children will learn more quickly than...