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CYP 3.1: Understand child and young person development.

1: understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth-19 years.

Physical development is how the body increases over time in skill and performance complexity. There are two main areas ‘gross motor skills’ this covers large muscles movements such as walking and ‘fine motor skills’ this covers smaller muscle movements such as holding small objects. Physical development also covers the development of the five main senses: - sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste.

Cognitive and intellectual development is the development of the mind, covering how an individual understands, develops their knowledge, ability to recognise things and the act of reasoning. Cognitive development is also associated to the five main senses. As individuals develop they learn to understand and make sense of what they see, hear, touch, taste and smell.

Language development is where the skills of communication develop and increase by the understanding of what is being said to them, the pronunciation of words and the manner in which to say words to express themselves differently.

Emotional development covers the development of individual’s feelings and their awareness of them and the process of understanding and using these feelings either for themselves or towards others. As their emotions develop, so does their awareness of their self-esteem and self-concept.

Social development covers the growth and the development of the ability to make and form relationships with others. They learn the skills and attitudes that enable these relationships to form and develop.

Moral development covers the development of their awareness of others and awareness of things like ethical backgrounds, humanly and morally behaviour. As it develops their understanding of values, honesty, respect and the responsibility to know what is right from wrong and understand the consequences of their own actions also...