Tda 2.1

Unit 1: Child and young person development
      1.1 Describe the expected pattern of children and young people's development from birth to 19 years, to include physical development, communication and intellectual development, social, emotional and behavioural development
New born babies have little or no control over their bodies and movements. As they develop through their first 18 months, they inherit what are called “gross motor skills” which include things like crawling, pointing, running and jumping. By their third year, the child should have much more control over their bodies and movements. They will develop “fine motor skills”, which include things like drawing or painting. Also in the third year, children should be able to feed themselves without any or little assistance. By the age of 7, children will start to develop interests in hobbies in things like various sports, mostly common in boys, whereas girls may develop interests in dancing or music. Also, girls are more likely to show early signs of puberty at the ages of 10-11. Normally from the age of 12 onwards you will begin to see most boys start puberty, with many girls already having regular periods by this age. Also, there is sometimes a disparity in height, with girls often being taller than boys at the age of 12-13, however by the age of 16, boys will be taller on the most part. At the age of 16, most girls are completely physically developed, whereas boys will continue to grow past the age of 20.
Children’s communication and intellectual development is affected massively by the experiences that they have from a very young age. New born babies will listen and absorb languages that they hear around them. Most children will start to form some speech at 12 months. By the age of 2, most children will start to put words together and increase their vocabulary leading up to the age of 3 where they will start to say sentences with some grammatical errors on occasions. From the age of 3 onwards...