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Self directed or imaginative play is very important in childrens social and emotional development.

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Saphia Martin Social development Self-directed Play:- Self directed or imaginative play is very important in children's social and emotional development. Children will 'act out' event they have experienced in their play. They do this to show their experiences are in their memories. This is important because a child's way of thinking and coping with situation can be developed in many different ways. Moral development:- An important part of social development is moral development. Children observe other children and adult's behaviour, gradually developing a sense of right and wrong. Reinforcement is important in moral development where certain behaviours are promoted as being right or wrong- aggression is a good example of this. Pro-social behaviour:- An advanced stage of a child's moral development I when he or she is capable of pro-social behaviour. This refers to an act of helping or benefits others to the person doing it. For example, donating a kidney is an example of pro-social behaviour because if you donate a kidney it is saving somebody's life but as a result you may not make it. ...read more.

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A baby also in this age group tends to become more interested in social interaction, depending on the amount of time spent with other children and their personality. A six month old baby tends to seek attention off other adults and children. They do this by babbling and smiling. At eight months a baby responds to their name and spends a great deal of time watching and observing others. A baby at this age also imitates sounds and actions and facial expressions of others. A baby also at this age responds to distress shown by others by crying or making moaning sounds. A baby at this age also raises their arms as a sign they want to be held and cuddled. At twelve months a baby likes and prefers to play alone. A baby at this age also imitates adult actions like drinking a cup of tea, talking on the phone and doing household jobs. A baby at this age also responds to their name and offers toy or objects to others but expects them to be returned, a baby also tends to push away something they don't like or don't want. ...read more.

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At five years a child becomes more engrossed in activities and is very concerned about being dislikes by other young children. At six and seven years a child is able to form a firm relationship and is very supportive of one another. They also play more complex games. Children in this age group tend to play in separate sex groups. They increase sense of morality (right and wrong). An eight to twelve year old create strong friendships and they become very important in a child's life. Most of their friends at this age are all of the same gender/sex. Children are often unsure about changes and settings. For example going into secondary school is a very big change and could be very unsettling. A thirteen to sixteen year old are most likely pushed into habits their friends are doing like smoking and drinking alcohol this is called peer pressure. Teenagers at this age want to spend more time with their friends more than their family. A sixteen childhood is coming to an end and they need to resolve changes into adulthood. This shows social skills are performed at different stages in life ...read more.

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