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  1. Child development factors

    Economic to boost a child's self esteem parents may spend money on buying their children nice expensive clothes, a family who are more interested in the economic circumstances means their children are more than likely to have a more healthier and active lifestyle and this will boost their confidence.

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  2. Leaflet to explain the importance of children's play

    They are also improving their intellectual knowledge as they are learning the area's of a house by playing with the doll's house and also how clothes work by putting the clothes on the doll. How play helps children learn to interact: What is interaction? Interaction is a group having a conversation or an exchange with other people. Play can help children interact with others through the social interaction that some play has for example playing ruled games that more than 1 person plays.

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  3. It is important that children are learning all the time they are growing; this is so they can learn how to develop key skills within their life. I have heard of three main models of learning, each with a series of practitioners which I will show below wit

    the dog already salivated at the food, but due to its conditioning with the bell, it had learned to salivate at the bell.2 Skinner based his work on behaviourism, this was a theory that was popular in the first half of the 20th century and influenced by Pavlov's work. He believed that to behave in certain ways we were learning as you either get a reward or are punished. An example of Skinner's theory would be the giving of stickers to children if they have worked well.

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  4. Needs of a Newborn Baby

    Finally I will evaluate my work I am going to be collecting these results in the order written above, I am doing it in this order because I think it is the most efficient way of collecting the results from all these sources, I can use the advice I found in my questionnaire/ interview. To do this work I will need books, computer, internet, pen, paper and various other things. Baby Necessities Basic information I found out from the internet and the mum I interviewed.

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  5. Broad Area of Research (BAR)

    After some practice, a 3-year-old will be able to help dress and feed him/herself, which gives him/her a sense of independence. Intellectual Through play, children learn about themselves, their environment, people and the world around them. As they play, children learn to solve problems and to get along with others. They enhance their creativity and develop leadership skills and healthy personalities. Play develops skills children need to learn to read and write. Play in early childhood is the best foundation for success in school.

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  6. Growth and development from conception to the final stages (PIES)

    After eight weeks, the embryo may have grown to between 3 and 4 cm, has a recognisable heartbeat and the beginnings of eyes, ears, mouth, legs and arms. At this stage the growing organism is called foetus. During the remaining seven months before birth, all the organs continue to develop. By 20 weeks, the foetus will have reached about half the length of the baby at birth. By 32 weeks, the foetus will be about half its birth weight. Birth At about nine months after contraception the baby will be born.

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  7. Child study - I spoke to Sophies mum about the safety checklist and questionnaire while Susie read Sophie a Barbie story. There was no sign of sibling rivalry with the two sisters.

    She was good at the roads before crossing them, very familiar with the green cross code. As we walked along she was chatting away to us using full sentences and her speech was very clear to understand. Lots of why? and how? and when? All the things I pointed to she was able to say what they were. She didn't recognise the colour purple of a flower I pointed to but she knew all the rest of the colours showing she has grasped the concept of colour well. Every dog was just a dog not labrador etc. We got to the playground and once we got there she said please could she go on the slide.

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  8. Theories of learning. Jean Piaget. As I provide the support to the the child to achieve new skills I am providing with the scaffolding and so the child ability increase my involvement decreases

    By this he meant that it could be stretched, grown and increased. The main way I develop this theory within my setting is to ensure that all he children are able to form close relationships with other children and adults as well as providing a stimulating environment for them to learn and develop there skills.

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  9. Free essay

    For visit 2 I am going to attend Bradleys first birthday party.

    I will ask Bradley's Mum if I can carry out a few activities with him and his friends. This visit plan will help me observe of Bradley's physical development. I will arrive to the party around 2.30pm so Bradley is very involved in playing on the trampoline.

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  10. Eating Disorders

    Eating disorders can affect children as well as older adults but mainly affects adolescent females. Some studies even show that 20% of eating disorder patients die as a result of their eating disorder. Eating disorders comes from a difficult interaction of biological, psychological, and social factors. One of the classical disorders of eating is anorexia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by starvation and low weight. People that struggle with this disorder find it extremely difficult to maintain a weight which is compatible with their health. The desire to lose weight is different from the hunger striker, who will stop starving until his or her goals are met.

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  11. human development

    * Infants have the ability to recognise and interact with people. Babies prefer the sound of human voices to other sounds. This helps the baby learn the voice of their mother. Within a few weeks, the baby starts to recognise other well-known faces, such as carers, grandparents, brothers and sister. Of course, babies are helpless when it comes to their muscle control. For example babies cannot lift their head, roll over or sit up without assistance (depending on how old the baby is).

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  12. Care Needs

    Children will need practical opportunities to learn and develop. For instance, a good education is more likely to provide better opportunities in the future. A child's self-image will begin to develop from interactions with other people during this stage. Adolescence Young people develop an increasing level of skill and understanding as they grow towards adulthood. Care needs will include good educational opportunities to develop intellectual and practical needs. Teenagers become independent and start to listen more to their friends than they do parents. This is because they are starting to grow up and are starting to realise that their parents aren't always going to be there.

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  13. Self image & self esteem.

    Our idea of our self develops because of the way people who are close to us behave with us. Family relationships can affect how happy and successful we are and can affect us throughout our lives. A strong bond with parents and a feeling of security and confidence within the family are all positive influences on a child's self esteem. Teenagers who fight and argue with parents can result in depression and a poor self-esteem. Adults with stressful jobs will feel better with a family that supports and helps them.

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  14. Safety Equiptment Execution

    Car Seats Car seats are there to keep the child safe while traveling in a car. Without a car seat, a small child just sitting in a car would be much unprotected if just wearing a seatbelt. Children can be so small that they can simply slide out from inside a seatbelt, but inside a car seat, they are much more secure. Car seats are not just for traveling in cars, but they can also be used to take a baby's for walks or even just to have a nap in, but they are only suitable for children to have naps in if you are out and there is no cot or mosses basket.

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  15. Free essay

    Youth Employment

    2| Are young people entitled to more rest breaks than adults- give details? The rest breaks provided under the Working Time Regulations for young workers aged 16 and 17 are more generous and rather more frequent than for adult workers. The law provides for an uninterrupted break of at least thirty minutes for young workers who work for four and a half hours or more. 3| Is night work allowable for youth employees?

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  16. Health and social

    (Maslow's hierarchy. Belongingness and love) Body Language Group interaction When I was in the group situation I felt that my body language was poor because I was not used to speaking in a large group. I tried my best to sit straight and have a positive posture so that the children knew I was ready to speak to them. I again used SOLER 'adopt an open posture' (Walsh 2005 page 71)

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  17. Child development visit 2

    Expectations; I expect that Annabelle will be able to make shapes with the cut-out equipment, and name all of them and the colours of the play-dough- Because, as stated in the Brennand and Hall book, someone Annabelle's age should be able to do this. I also expect to see her get more comfortable with playing along side me in parallel play.

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  18. Introduction to Child development

    For example, when I little boy, the same age as Jessica, told her to be quiet, she got very wound up by this and yelled at him to stop it and told him to be quiet. Sometimes she will get frustrated when she is told to share something and doesn't get her turn quickly enough. From this I have noticed she isn't a very patient girl but can realise when something isn't fair. Physical Descriptions Her hair is wavy and a mousy bland, with a kinky wave effect.

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  19. Intellectual development

    As the child's mind develops, he/she becomes more intelligent. How intelligent the child becomes will depend on two main factors. * Genes - these control the amount of natural intelligence he/she has. * Environment - the uses the child makes of his/ her intelligence will be very much influenced by the environment in which he/she grows up. Throughout childhood, the genes and environment continuously interact to produce people whose minds develop in a great variety of ways.

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  20. Stages of development

    6 MONTHS The baby will understand words like, 'mama', 'dada' and 'bye-bye' at this stage. The will understand objects and know what to expect of them. They will test the familiar object to see it anything unexpected happens 9 MONTHS The child can judge a size of an object and look in the direction of a fallen toy. The child can watch a toy being hidden and then look for it. This shows that the child knows that the object exists even though it isn't in sight.

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  21. How effective communication supports all areas of development.

    Also Confidentiality and ethics can make a difference so Remember and understand the procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality issues that apply to your job role. Understand the limits of confidentiality that apply to your job role and that sometimes it is necessary to go against a child or young person's expressed wishes in their best interests and, where this is the case, ensure that the child or young person understands what is happening and why. Respect for the child or person given or shown from the teacher is important.

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  22. Describe the role of three other professionals with whom you may work.

    Activity description: You would need to get the resources ready and then prepare them. Now when the child starts to play you would ask them "how many castles are you going to build" because it will get them thinking about it. Then they could start to build it and if it falls or collapses tell them about adding water to make it hold better. The child would be interested and if you start to ask about surroundings they might not know what to do so you could show them stories and pictures about castles and then could design their own.

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  23. Communication and Intellectual Development

    In the sessions the therapist does all kinds of stuff including: * Sound or word repetition. * Sound or word rhymes. * Tongue twisters. * Arts and crafts activities. * Board games. * Activities with soft toys, action figures and/or dolls. * Puzzles, including cross word puzzles and word searches. * Word or sentence scrambles. * Reading aloud. Educational Psychologist If concerns arise regarding a Childs emotional development then they can be referred to the psychiatrist. The child is then talked to as well as their parents or people responsible for them.

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  24. Health Improvement Plan

    you should pick a wide range, it is easy to select different types as they are all different in appearance and bright colours, some examples include of green spinach, orange sweet potatoes, black beans, yellow corn, purple plums, red watermelon, or white onions, you could quite easily prepare fruits and vegetables in a meal however you must not cook them to much, be sure to boil them so that essential nutrients are not lost. However there are a range of ways in which you can receive your 5 A DAY nutrients such as eating fresh, frozen, tinned or even dried fruit and veg, also pure fruit juice is considered as a portion.

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  25. Visit 5. FAR investigations For this visit I had chosen for Connor to choose a range of different activities to do, from this I will be able to learn more about his different preferences. For this I had prepared a questionnaire for Connor to answer.

    Predictions and Expectations I think that Connor will be developing well and that there won't be much difference if any in his development from my last visit. I expect Connor will have chosen a variety of different activities to do with cars, trains, books, telly, colouring, puzzles and building blocks because in my other visits he has said how he likes them things a lot. I can ask him to make something or do something with the items he is playing with and show me what his favourite thing about that activity is and why he likes it which is sometimes the same thing.

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