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  1. The Children Act 2004 and Abuse.

    Staff in Alperton Nursery be acquainted with that child abuse can and does happen in all types of families. The different social and cultural backgrounds of the children do not establish barriers to child abuse and in most circumstances children are abused by individuals known to them, rather than strangers. Child abuse can take many formats, but all case in point can be generally characterised under one of four headings; neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and emotional abuse. Neglect is the tenacious failure to meet elementary physical and psychological needs, which may result in the serious deficiency of the child?s health and development.

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  2. Cach L2 unit 4. Childrens Play

    They would gain social skills and communication. They also gain fine motor skills, which are skill of the hand and fingers. D4: Describe 1 activity or experience in which children might demonstrate each type of play: 1. Pretend play is when they play games like mummies and daddies. This helps them develop social skills. They also develop communication when they talk to each other and explain. 2. Physical play is when children run around and be active. They develop muscle strength and growth. They also develop fitness and stamina. They also gain important social skills for later life. 3. Domestic play is playing washing and ironing etc.

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  3. Development through the life stages

    Walking should not be forced by the parents, walking skills will happen naturally. As children grow, they need to practice the many skills that lead to gross motor control by the age of 2. Outdoor activities that encourage walking, running, jumping, and throwing offer opportunities to improve their balance and co-ordination. The activities chosen are age appropriate otherwise they will get frustrated. By the age of 3, most children get around easily and begin to hop, jump and climb. This is also when the youngsters take interest in riding toys such as a tricycle.

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  4. The Evil of Child Labour

    Child labor is most common in developing industrial countries. Picture this scenario: Aliya, a nine year old child working in a beer-making factory for 12-16 hours a day, seven days a week. She supports her family in helping them to repay a loan. She works for a measly lump of burnt porridge, sleeps on a little rock with a rag to ward off the cold, is beaten senseless for any tiny error made in her work and forcibly returned every time she tried to escape.

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  5. State the positive and negative influences on growth and development of John, a boy with autism.

    As people laugh at him at school. P.I.E.S environment Positive- Physical: Physically the environment where John lives is good. He has a great surrounding in the places he lives. He has everything around him so he can walk a few mins and he?ll see every shop. Intellectual: He gets a lot off support so he understands each and everything with clear understandings. Emotional: Emotionally he?s strong as he lives in a posh environment, so it?s fine for him. Social: Socially he has a good interaction with the neighbours in the area he lives in. Most of the kids play outside so he joins them, and plays football.

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  6. Human life span development essay

    Conception, birth & Infancy (0-3) What is conception? Conception occurs when the sperm meets the egg and fertilises it. The fertilised egg is called an embryo which implants into the wall of the womb. At about two months it is usually called a foetus and it continues to grow and develop for about 9 months. Conception is a remarkably difficult process. The male has to produce a sperm and the female has to produce an egg which then has to come together at just the right time and in just the right place.

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  7. Working with Children - settings, legislation and values.

    NSPCC support families by also supporting them throughout the children/families situation. Private sectors such as nannies and childminders aim to support children by taking care of them, supporting their general well being and providing them with maybe home tutoring so they can help them keep on top of work, they help you with your homework. Nannies and childminders help to support families by helping maintain the child?s well being and generally keeping the child safe. E3 The main legislations concerning the rights of children are: The Children Act 1989,Children Act 2004,Childrens act 2006,The united nations conventions on the rights of the child 1989 ,Human rights act 1998.I have researched some information of the three legislations I find most important.

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  8. Cache L2 unit 2. Social Development of Children

    The observer is required to try to remain as unnoticed as possible as any interaction with those being observed is likely to have an impact upon the child's behaviour. The observer must try to note down every piece of information as possible such as verbal utterances, facial expressions, head and eye movements and how the child uses objects such as toys or play materials Using this method provides a detailed narrative account of behaviour recorded in a sequential manner as it happens.

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  9. Communication with Children

    It is thought the reason we developed our advanced communication was because we started to do tasks like hunting in groups. This gave us free time, which allowed us to tell stories and pass on there knowledge. Also the thing that made us different from the apes was the FOXP2 gene. The FOXP2 gene has only got two amino acids different to the apes equivalent gene, but them two amino acid difference was enough to give us languages. Past studies have shown that there is a time for the development of languages.

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  10. Describe the concepts of Child Development giving a detailed account of all domains

    They begin to develop their own ideas and personalities based on their own personal experiences with things. It is important to remember that every child is different and although there are ages attached to developmental norms, these are only rough guidelines to the typical progression of child developmental. Physical Development Physical development is the process by which children gain control of their movements. Physical development provides children with the abilities they need to explore and interact with the world around them. A young child's physical growth first begins as muscles gain strength with use and children gradually develop coordination.

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  11. Baby development - reflexes

    This is also known as the trigger. The baby responds to this by turning his/her head and open his/her mouth to follow and ?root? in the direction of the stroking. This helps the baby find the breast or bottle to latch onto and to begin feeding. This reflex usually lasts until the baby is three to four months old. Some babies may continue to do this in their sleep until they are slightly older. Suck reflex - The next reflex that babies have is the ?suck? reflex.

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  12. Discuss the family as the main element of society

    Children in their young ages need to be loved also they claim to have support of their parents in order to grow into morally responsible individuals. Love is the most fundamental requisite for strong and healthy family because a child develops a feeling of security knowing fully well that there is some one who will support him or her in his endeavors in life.

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  13. Describe Human Development from Conception to birth

    Depending on the female?s body and if the conditions are right, sperm can live up to 3 days within their bodies, the egg is viable for 12-24 hours however it is more likely that the egg is viable to 12 hours. What is Fertilisation? Fertilisation is where a male?s sperm enters the female?s egg, once they have join they create a new cell which is called the embryo which starts to begin to divides in order to make a human being.

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  14. Describe the expected stage of social development of children aged 4 years.

    ?Can I? can be heard often. Your 5 year old can be reasoned with. He asks serious questions, and wants to be taken seriously. D3- Describe one suitable method of observing and recording the social development of children aged 5 years. Narrative or Recording - you need to be on the ball with narrative but it can be hard doing a recording if other children are present who should not be in the observation. A structured recording involves looking out for particular skills out for particular skills or behaviour that children show. You could use checklists or tick charts.

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  15. the human lifespan

    The fertilized egg is attached to the lining of the uterus. Then the internal organs and circulatory system begin to form. At around 5 weeks the fertilised egg is about the size of a seed. Also at this stage it weighs a fraction of a once and its eyes and ears start to look more human. At 10-14 week this is known for entering the fetal state of development. Tissues and organs are rapidly developing, and vital organs are visible, as the skin is transparent.

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  16. What factors might give rise to communication barriers between service users and service providers?

    And talk to them to try and make them more relax. Dialect Most people use different words or feelings depending where they come from for example some people in other part of England say ?aye? instead of yes or some say ?innit? instead of isn?t it so it may be difficult for someone from a different area to understand as it will be different from how they speak. This can be overcome by using individuals preferred language for example at the health centre they might be someone who is from the same country so they might try and explain what they are trying to say or what they mean.

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  17. Child Study. I am doing my child study on an 11 month old little girl called Sapphire

    She is very affectionate, she likes to give lots of kisses and cuddles. She?s an outgoing child; as soon as I came into her house she was smiling and laughing. She goes to a nursery school while her mum goes to college and this has defiantly helped her development as I can tell she is already ahead with some of her milestones. She is very confident and enjoys playing with her toys. She tends to put a lot of things in her mouth and grab at things which she isn?t allowed. She is sociable and likes to meet new people.

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  18. Teenagers and health

    Not using tobacco products or drinking alcoholic beverages can also be beneficial in preventing issues having to deal with lung and liver diseases. If asked, many elderly people suffering from health issues would say they wished that they had taken better care of themselves in their earlier years. These people are, in a way, motivators for young people to see the importance of having good health. It is a lesson that shows when you fail to try at living healthily you would, in time, grow to regret such a decision.

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  19. Notes on the acquisition and learning of language.

    The emphasis is on meaning and not on the form. On the other hand, Language learning is an intentional process. It is the result of direct instruction in the rules of language in a formal way. In language learning, students have conscious knowledge of the new language and can talk about that knowledge. They can fill in the blanks on a grammar page. 1. What can happen if the child?s speech experience fails? Another way to motivate children to speak is their parents? approval which motivates children to speak. If they fail, they will probably stop their speech development for some time.

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  20. An introduction to working with children,

    (5 Marks). An example of another care setting for a child aged three-five is a toy library. This is within the voluntary care setting. Toy libraries are places were parents and children may go and borrow any toy or other equipment they have. Many toy libraries also have play sessions available. An example of another care setting for a child aged three-five is a toy library. This is within the voluntary care setting, which means that it is provided by an organisation or charity where some or all or the funding comes from donations. Toy libraries are places where parents and children may go and borrow any toy or other equipment they have.

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  21. Child development study - I will compare my visits and look at Aroushs development throughout the last 5 months.

    I would like to see how she is when she goes outside. My aim is to look at how she behaves outside, with her mum and how she is with strangers around her. I would also like to do the activity I planned. Visit 4 31st January 2011 For this visit my aim is to look at aroush when she is in a different environment. I would like to invite her to my house instead of me going to her house. I would like to see how she acts in a different environment and with different people.

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  22. Discuss the nature-nurture debate in relation to individual development.

    When the twins are grown up and reunite, shocking results are found. Even though both twins are brought up different they share the same characteristics, this could be same interests, personalities and talents. These studies show that both the nature/nurture parts are used together. Nurture being shown as the twins have been brought up in different parts of the world and are slightly different to each other. Nature being shown by when they are reunited, they are similar with personality and interests.

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  23. Explain how play and activities are used to support the development of speech, language and communication

    The sooner a child?s needs can be identified the greater chance there is to make sure they have the correct support so they don?t get left behind. Most importantly for children?s speech, language and communication which in turn underpin so many other areas of children?s development. They may find it hard to control their behaviour and play with other children this will result in them feeling isolated and frustrated. Language is linked to the development of literacy. Children who have poor speech will find it difficult to understand the link between sounds and letter shapes so reading could be delayed.

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  24. The Importance of Creative Play Research

    In solving these problems they learn about the creative thinking process. As children get older, different arts and crafts require more complex thinking skills, and many activities need an understanding of basic science concepts for them to make sense. Things like mixing specific colors or creating a mosaic pattern may seem like creative activities, but without an intellectual component the creativity falls apart.

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