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Observing the development of babies and toddlers.

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´╗┐Kirtan Kaur 416.000 Unit 2 ? Development from conception to age 16 years E1- Describe the development of children in a selected age range and two areas of development. AGE RANGE- BIRTH-3 YEARS...............CHECK TO SEE IF BOTH AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT IS DONE. Babies start to show signs of physical development. They grow quickly and change every week, at this stage they are able to move their heads and will begin to grasp fingers and if held in an upright position, use their legs in a stepping movement. At 6 months old babies are more alert and would move their heads to see what is happening around them. They can move and even hold on to a toy and are able to sit up with some support. By 9 months some babies would crawl or find a way of moving by sitting on their bottoms, some babies would even start walking by holding on to a table as support. By 1 year they could be sitting alone without support, reach out for toys and could also be mobile through crawling or shuffling. By this age a child will have started to show hand preference, can click two cubes together and will place the cubes in a box when shown how to. ...read more.

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This type of observation can help the observer to know what the child can do, which as a result will benefit the child because the observer can set out activities and such to that child likes. The second observation I am going to talk about is the Narrative technique; this technique effectively confirms that the observer knows everything that the child is doing for about 10-15 minutes. This means that the observer will see everything that the child is doing like behaviour and likes and dislikes. This technique is good because it has detail, it doesn?t require a lot of training to complete this and it doesn?t focus on one particular behaviour but different behaviours, however this technique does have disadvantages for example it is time consuming and it works well with one child but not really a group of children. The third and final observation I am going to talk about is the Time Sampling Method; this method is particularly good because the observer records everything the child does for a minimum of 2 and a half hours which as a result means that the observer can see how the child?s behaviour or mood changes during that time. Time samples can be used to observe a child?s behaviour to identify possible concerns. ...read more.

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Again this tells me that the observed child is not at the expected level. We need to take the child?s individual needs into account so that we do not lay out activities that are beyond that child?s skills or development because if we do then the child will realize that they cannot do something and their self-esteem and confidence will decrease rapidly therefore we should try and ease the child into doing more difficult activities but at their own pace. Also we can realise what their needs are and try to focus on the needs more and help them with their specific needs and also try to strengthen them. REFERENCE D2: Explain HOW the observations will be used to support planning to meet the child?s needs Using the observations, give examples of the different ways the observations provide information and evidence to support planning. 1. Actually, state from the observation (in E4) some examples. Consider how the recommendations from your first observation impacted on activities/experiences that you implemented 1. Consider what activities you could plan for the child from EACH separate observation in order to meet the needs you identified in D1. 1. What may happen if you do not use the findings from your observations to link to the planning cycle? Include such aspects as: 1. Evaluation of evidence, 2. Making individual, short-term and long term plans, 3. ...read more.

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