Tda 3.1

CYP 3.1: Understanding child and young person development

For each age range, a child's development can be divided into three different areas, which are:
Social and Emotional

From ages 0-3 is one of the most important eras for young children to develop. They are beginning to move for themselves, exerting themselves to moving their heads, arms, feet and fingers for themselves, when this is something that they previously needed their parents help for. At around the ages of 12 to 18 months, they are starting to crawl and sometimes walk for themselves, which is a rapid state of progression. It is around the 18-24 month stage when children are becoming confident with holding and playing with their own toys, and are capable of holding onto objects, as well as throwing and kicking a ball.

Between the ages of 3-7 is a crucial time for children's development. It is at this time that they are starting school, and are becoming more confident and independent. At this stage, children can be expected to be able to walk up and down stairs, partially dress themselves and play with other children. Many children from the ages of 5 and upward can be expected to be able to use a pencil to make marks and simple patterns on a piece of paper, and as they get older, are expected to be able to form letters and numbers as part of their education. Through their time at nursery and the lower infants stage at school, children can further develop by taking part in games, team sports, dancing and other aspects of play that young children can be typically associated with.

By the time a child has reached the 7-11 range, they are much more confident in their bodies. Children have grown taller, have put on extra weight, and can be expected to look after themselves independently at school, no longer having a dependence on their parents/teachers. Some children can be taking part in after school sports, such as football,netball and...