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Visit 1 (Focusing on Physical Development) Date Of Visit: Wednesday 28th February 2007 Time: 4.30pm - 5.30pm Age Of Child: 4 years old Location: Richard's house People present: Richard's mum and dad What is Physical Development? Physical development is one of the easiest developments to observe and recognise in children. There are two separate parts to physical development growth, which is about the physical changes in the child (increase in size, height and weight), and development, which is about how children begin to gain control over their physical actions, so they can do more complex activities. Aims and Planning My aim is to focus on Richards's physical development. ...read more.


Bend and pick up objects from the floor. 5. Climb on frames. For fine motor skills Richard should be able to: 1. Hold a pencil in an adult fashion. 2. Copy the letters O, H and T 3. Copy a building pattern of three steps. 4. Draw a person showing head, legs and body. 5. Use materials for creative activities e.g. collage. Observation When I arrived at their house, Richard was happy to see me. He first picked up a piece of paper and showed me his drawing of a person and he told me all the colours that he used to colour the picture in. He then got his building blocks and built a tower of 11 bricks. ...read more.


For fine motor skills he showed that he could build a tower of eleven bricks and that he could draw a person. He also showed that he could thread small beads and hold a pencil in an adult fashion. For gross motor skills Richard showed that he had good balance and that he could throw and catch a ball, he also showed that he could play on the climbing frame. Intellectual Development Richard showed that he could talk fluently asking questions ("why, what, when, where"). He can also count up to twenty and sing nursery rhymes, but sometimes mixes up the words. Social and Emotional Development Richard likes to be independent and likes to play with other children. He is able to go to the toilet on his own and can dress and undress himself. ...read more.

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