Cypop5 Task 9

Typical behaviours exhibited by children linked to their stage of development and events in their lives.
Behaviour and how and why behaviour can be linked to stage of development or key events in life
Baby picks up a toy and strikes another child with it. - Babies do not have any concept of the feeling of others and would not recognise that their actions could hurt someone.
A toddler throws a tantrum because he can’t get a toy to work.- Toddler’s get very frustrated as they build independence but do not always have the motor skills yet to do what they want to do.
A pre-school child plays too roughly after watching the older children play football and makes one of the toddlers cry.- Pre-school children experiment and copy what they see and hear, this can often lead them to act inappropriately.
A school age child uses inappropriate language when they fall over and hurt themselves. - Children often copy what they have seen adults do and this could be a response from that.
A toddler grabs a toy from another child. - Toddler’s are not ready to share yet and will need reminding.

How ground rules for behaviour and expectations are developed and implemented

Children are not born with an understanding of what is acceptable behaviour.   Childminders play a vital part in promoting positive behaviour. I actively promote positive behaviour, which stems from children being empowered, valued and respected. In my house my rules will be made around things that are important to parents, children and me. For example, keeping children safe. I have written a behaviour policy which will be given to parents to discuss at our first meeting.   Developing and sharing your expectation and ground rules will help children feel secure, they are then more likely to conform once they understand what the house rules are and why they are there.
All children at the setting will be introduced to the ground rules as early as possible. (Depending on the age of the child) There will be...