Assignment 005
Stages of physical development in children:
Child development refers to a child’s ability to perform tasks of grater complexity as they gets older. The sequence at witch children develop is orderly and predictable, but different children develop at different rates. Child development involves language, social and motor skills. Physical development in children refers to the development of their motor skills which involves using their bodies. Physical development id defined by child’s gross motor, fine motor and balance or coordination skills. Stages of physical development refer to what your child is able to do by the time he reaches certain points in his life usually arranged by years.
Child and young person development
Table 1: Physical development
0-3 months
  * Legs not yet strong enough for holding weight when standing.
  * Will hold rattle for a few moments, but cannot usually look at it, at the same time.
  * Can hold head up for several seconds. Head and chest lifts when lying on tummy.
  * Rests weight on hands. Grabs at surface with hands.
  * Hands open. Arm movements are symmetrical. Movements generally smoother.
3-6 months
  * Moves arms purposefully.
  * Lifts head and chest up higher now, when lying on tummy. Rests weight on outstretched arms and flat palms.
  * Will pull him to sit when hands are held. Will lift head up when lying on back.
  * Plays with feet when lying on back. Sits upright supported.
  * Kicks legs alternately. Will take weight on legs when held. Bounces. Rolls over.
6-9 months
  * Rolls along, wriggles and may crawl.
  * Leans forward to pick up a toy easily.
  * Attempts to walk along when hands are held.
  * Pulls to standing. But will not be able to lower him back down. Falls down.
  * Sits up unsupported.
9-12 months
  * Might crawl upstairs.
  * Sits up easily from lying down.
  * Sidesteps round the furniture.
  * May stand alone. Pulls self to standing from...