Children and young people’s Development from Birth to 19 Years Children and young people develop at different rates but, the way they develop is usually quite similar. There are 3 aspects of development. Communication and Intellectual Development
Social, Emotional and Behavioural Development
0-3years When babies are born usually around 40 weeks, they possess unique skills, most newborn babies are able to suck and swallow independently, this ensures that a baby can feed and swallow milk. A baby is able to smell a mother’s milk, or if their cheek is stroked the baby will root for a nipple or teat. If you place a finger in the palm of a babies hand the baby will usually grasp your finger with a tight grip. If a baby is held upright with their feet on a flat surface they will try to make a stepping movement. A baby will startle in response to a sudden sound or bright light and they will stretch out their arms suddenly and clench their fist then bring them in if they feel they are falling.
Babies at 1 month: Some reflexes are not as strong at birth.
Babies at 3 months: A baby may lift and turn their heads and may have an interest in playing with fingers.
Babies at 6 months: You may observe a baby exploring toys and objects in the mouth as well as fingers. May find them sitting with support and rolling from their back onto their front.
Babies at 9 months: You may see a baby crawling or rolling, sitting without any support and using their fingers to feed.
Babies at 1 Year: You may find them standing and holding onto furniture and see small objects being picked up and handled.
A Child at 18 Months: You may see them walking up and down stairs with adult help, sitting and pushing off with legs on a sit and ride toy, may be able to feed themselves with a spoon.
A child at 2 Years: May enjoy Playing on a sit and ride toy, enjoy running and climbing, use building blocks and do simple...
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