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ANALYSIS OF PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT I am going to list how well developed a child is at a particular age, so I can compare how Ben has improved physically since he was 9 months old and how physically able he will be when he is 2 years of age. Concerning the physical growth and the development of both gross(eg. walking) and fine motor(eg. finger movement) control of the body. 9 months old: At 9 months old, babies are very attentive to people, objects and happenings in the environment, this is likely to improve even more in the future. Children of 9 months old also immediately grasp small toys when offered, with one hand leading, this has been said to be the hand they will write with. A child of this age also manipulates toys with lively interest, slowly passing it from hand to hand, even poking at the object, if small, with the index finger which is also used to point into the distant. A child of nine months will also have a scissor-type grasp, placing their fingers in scissor like manor to pick up items. ...read more.


They can eventually get to feet alone and will creeps upstairs safely, and can go down the stairs backwards. Kneels unaided or with support. vision and fine movements. Over the last few months, the child will have highly improved their fine movements, able to pick up strings or small objects with a precise pincer grasp, using either hand. The 15 months old will manipulate cubes and may build a tower of two cubes after copying someone, that is as far as they can go. At this age, they will grasp crayons with a whole hand or two, using a palmar grasp. At 15 months the child will look with interest at coloured pictures in books and watch small toys being pulled across the floor with much interest, demanding desired objects out of reach, by pointing with index finger, to be handed to them. A child of 15 months will also stand at reachable window and watch the outside happening for several minutes, using the favoured index finger to emphasise interest. 18 months old: posture and large movements. At 18 months, a child walks well with feet only slightly apart, starts and stops safely, no longer needing to hold upper arms in extension to balance. ...read more.


Also, pulling small wheeled toys by cord with obvious appreciation or direction. The child can climb on furniture to look out of window or to open doors and can get down again with ease. They will show increasing understanding of size of self in relation to size and position of objects in the environment, and to enclosed spaces such as a cupboard or cardboard box. A definate improvement. They will walk upstairs and downstairs holding on to the wall or rail, without falling over. They will also walk into large ball when trying to kick it, also able to to sit on a small tricycle, but cannot use pedals yet. vision and fine movements. A child of 2 have good manipulative skills; picks up tiny objects accurately and quickly, and places down neatly with increasing skill. Now able to build a tower of atleast 6 or 7 cubes. A 2 year old will now hold pencils well towards the point, using the thumb and first two fingers. Using of course, the preferred hand. A child of 2 will enjoy picture books, recognising fine details in favourite pictures, turning the pages singly. Now, they will recognise familiar adults in photograph after once shown, but not usually themself yet. ...read more.

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