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Basic profile of existing children I could study: - Sana 3 Years old Lives-Littleover Personality-Sociable, energetic Sarah 5 years old Lives-Mickleover Personality-Shy, clever Josh 4 years old Lives-Littleover Personality-Shy, quiet Zara Age 3 Lives-My house Personality-Placid, quiet Selected Child. I have chosen to study the development of Sana because she is: - * Easily accessible as she lives close by and making visits would be easy. * I don't see her often so noticing changes in her development would be easier than monitoring Josh or Zara who I see very often. * Sarah lives far away so making visits to see her will be very difficult. * I feel the age Sana is at will be an interesting age to observe. * To observe Josh and Sarah would be slightly difficult as they aren't very sociable and rather quiet. They don't mix very well with unfamiliar people and I feel this will make it harder for me to see their development clearly. I could study their social development but they don't live near any playgroups or children's social area so this would be difficult to study. * Sana is less shy around unfamiliar people so I think monitoring her development would be easier. Name-Sana Age 3 Lives-Littleover Personality-Sana is usually very sociable at home and with familiar people. With unfamiliar people it takes a while to begin to socialise and talk. She enjoys playing with children (familiar and unfamiliar) ...read more.

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If she is asked how she is feeling she can say happy or explain why she is crying. Vaccinations When is the immunisation due? Which immunisations. Type Has the immunisation been given? At 2 months Polio Hib Diphtheria Tetanus Pertusis (By mouth) }One injection Yes At 3 months Polio Hib Diphtheria Tetanus Pertusis (By mouth) }One injection Yes At 4 months Polio Hib Diphtheria Tetanus Pertusis (By mouth) }One injection Yes At 12-15 months Measles Mumps Rubella One injection Yes 3-5 Years (given before child begins school) Measles Mumps Rubella Diphtheria Tetanus One injection One injection Yes (recently) Polio By mouth Any current health problems? Sana also suffers from mild eczema and has recently grown out of asthma. Television Child development folder Toys Family Videos Magazines and books Nurses and doctors Textbooks such as childcare and development, O.C.R development and Birth to 5 years Activities that encourage social development Are those, which bring a child into the company Of other people both inside and outside the House. For example Family outings Parent and toddler groups Nursery Friends School child-minders Park Swimming Soft play centres What affects a child's feelings? Possible inheritance Familiar sounds Eye to eye contact ill Familiar smells State of health Skin to skin contact Love At 3 years of age self-confidence should be increasing. More sociable but plays alone. ...read more.

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Speech-Speech is an important means of communication. Talking enables people to exchange information tell others about feelings and discuss problems. Age 3-A child's speech is usually easy to understand at this age by strangers however grammar is often incorrect and may have a lisp e.g.- Red is said "Wed" Sana is easily understood by strangers however hasn't quite grasped all rules of grammar. She refers to people by either he or she regardless of what they are e.g. she might use the word "he" regarding a girl. Sometimes she mispronounces words such as cardigan and says it as "Cardinan". She also has a lisp where she pronounces "th" as "f" in a lot of cases. Overall her speech is clear to family and unfamiliar people. She also uses thank you and please in the correct places. Sight-The ability to see clearly and distinguish different colours. Age 3-A child begins to show a sense of colour from the age of 2 and half years old. From then on there is gradual improvement in the ability to recognise different colours. From 5 years old children can usually manage to recognise 4/5 colours Sana can see clearly with no problems at all. She knows many colours- Here is a short test I carried out- Colours Does Sana know what the colour is? Red Yes Blue Yes Yellow Yes Green Yes Purple Yes Pink Yes Silver Yes Orange Yes Black Yes Brown Yes White Yes Grey Yes Gold Yes Light/dark colours (e.g. light blue) No And fine manipulative skills. ...read more.

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