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Information on children's behaviour in a 4-5 years reception year in a school

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GCSE Child Development

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Sarah Beckingham Unit 4 04/213296

Information on children's behaviour in a 4-5 years reception year in a school

Task 1

In order for me to find out the child's development of the observed child. I will first need to find out about the child's typical stages of development and also children of the same age which is 4 years and 11 months. Typical development taken from Meggitt C, 2000:

Typical

development

Child A's

development

Physical development

* develop a good sense of balance and may be able to walk along a line

* can stand

* walk

* run

* tiptoe

* Can catch, kick, throw and bounce a ball.

* Can ride a tricycle with skills and make sharp turns easily.

Fine motor:

* Can build a tower of ten or more

* Able to thread small beads on a lace

* Hold a pencil in adult fashion

The child was able to do everything on the typical development list. The only thing he found hard was to catch a ball as he missed a couple of times.

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