Affect of different types of transitions on children’s development.
Birth to 3 years
• Being born and entering the outside world.
• Learning and developing new skills.
• Eating solid food and learning to feed themselves.
• Learning to sit up.
• Learning to crawl and walk.
• Learning to communicate.
• Learning toilet training.
• Attending Day care.
• Going to a child minder.
• Leaving Parents.
• Starting Pre-school.
• Arrival of a new sibling.
• Introduction to different family members.
• Family structure change.
Transition from supported sitting to sitting up unaided is around the age of 8 months.   The changes start from the age of 6 months when the child will sit held with their head firmly erect and back straight they may also sit alone momentarily and by the age of 9 months the child will be able to sit alone for 10-15 minutes on the floor giving them a whole new view point on their surroundings.   They can lean forward to pick up an object without losing their balance.
Transition from Rolling over to being mobile and crawling starts around 9 months of age.   The child will be able to lift themselves onto their hands and knees and push back on their knees and rock they will practice this movement over and over again.   This movement will help develop strong hand and leg muscles (physical development) most children learn to crawl on their own and naturally understand how to move opposite limbs at the same time.
3 – 7 years
• Learning and developing new skills
• Attending School Nursery or Pre-school.
• Changing between different settings i.e. new school, new classroom and teacher.
• Leaving Parents.
• Going to a child minder.
• Joining after school clubs.
• Leaving friends.
• Moving house or relocating.
• Family structure change.
• Arrival of a new sibling.
• Starting new activities such as sports.
• Completing homework.
Starting Nursery or pre-school children may shows sign of separation anxiety as this may be first time they have...