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How a child develops physically

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Physical development According to Child Care and Development by P. Minett, physical development is 'development of the body'. It's what a child is able to do with their body at different stages in their development and it varies from child to child. The child goes through several different stages in their physical development there are average ages at which you would expect the child to be able to do something like sit up, walk and talk. But these times vary a lot because not all children are the same. There are physical skills that a child needs at physical development proceeds. ...read more.


Some activities which use gross motor skills are running, climbing, walking, jumping and kicking a ball. Fine manipulative skills 'involve precise use of the hands and fingers' (Child Care and Development by P. Minett). For example, pointing at an object, drawing a picture, using a knife and fork and writing. You could help to develop physical development by doing several things with the child. For example taking the child to a park, they'll be able to run around and work their muscles, playing games and do different things they wouldn't be able to do inside. By going to clubs, there'll be different activities to get involved in and they will be able to practise there skills and get better at them e.g. ...read more.


If the child has a disability what they are able to do will be limited for example if they were blind they wont be able to run around that much and probably risk getting hurt if they did. Also deafness and being paralyzed restricts what the child is physically able to do. Mickel isn't over weight and in my opinion I think he has a well balanced diet at times. However I do think he sometimes has big potion sizes and too many sweets. He doesn't have any disabilities which is good and has the potential to do well in this area. Physical development is an important stage in a child development as it encourages them to explore and become more independent and confident. Having good fine and gross motor skills help the child develop well. ...read more.

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