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Assessment Work Early childhood At the age of four years there are Social, Emotional, Intellectual and Physical Development: Physical Development At 4 years a child walks or runs alone up and down stairs, one foot to step. Navigates self-locomotion skilfully, turning sharp corners, running pushing and pulling. Climbs ladders and trees. Can stand, walk, run and tiptoe. Sits with Knees crossed. Shows increasing skill in ball games throwing, catching, bouncing and kicking. Can pick and replace small items for example pin, threads. Can build a tower of blocks 10 or more cubes high. Can hold and uses pencil with good control in adult fashion. Starts to name drawings before production. Social Development At 4 years general behaviour more independent ad strongly self willed. Inclined to verbal impertinence with adults and quarrelling with playmates when wishes crossed. Shows sense of humour in talk and activities. Needs companionship with other children with whom alternately co-operative. Shows concern for younger siblings. Understands sharing and taking turns. Emotional Development Children at 4 usually starts school this means that they will be making new friendships and listening to people who are not their parents and close family members. ...read more.

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More protective over younger children. Shows definite sense of humour. Emotional Development Children at the age of 5 learnt more to get along with family constantly around them. And are learning to get along with more people. Intellectual Development Speaks fluently, loves to be read too and told stories too. Defines concrete nouns by use. Enjoys jokes and riddles. Able to give full name and birthday. At the age of 6 and 7 the Physical, Emotional, Intellectual and Social Development are: Physical Development Children at this age become increasingly co-ordinated in their physical activities and have lost their "puppy fat". The sense of balance is that children can skip, jump off apparatus and learn how to ride a two-wheeled bicycle. Growth in height and weight will increase steadily. Intellectual Development Children at around this age ate at the end of the "pre-operational2 stage. Pre-operational means "pre-logical". Young children at this age may make decisions based on what things are like rather than the logic of counting. Emotional Development At this age a child begins to care about family more. ...read more.

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Emotional Development At this age a child becomes more caring towards their friends. And becomes more realistic to the world around them. They develop new skills to care about each friendship they have and become close to their friends. Social Development By this age friendship groups often share similar attitudes and values, Friendship groups start to have an influence on children's belief and behaviour during childhood. Assessment Work Physical characteristics of adolesce By 'adolescence' we mean the age range 13-18 years. (18 years is the age when people are first allowed to vote and by implication, take on adult roles and responsibilities). Anytime from 9 years old and onwards a girls breasts start to enlarge. This happens well before menstruation and is usually the first sign of puberty is starting. In both sexes hair starts to grow in the pubic area and under the armpits (and on the chest in boys), and there is a rapid growth spurt in an individual is overall growth. The growth spurt and physical changes that occur in puberty are caused by an increase in the activities of hormones Graph to show the growth of different stages: ...read more.

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