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Stages of development NEWBORN The baby learns through their senses and their movement. They respond to high pitch tones by moving their limbs. The baby can imitate the parent by opening their mouth when their parent opens their mouth 1 MONTH At this time the baby can recognise their parents and respond to this by showing excitement. The baby will coo, smile or gurgle. The child will move their arms an legs to show excitement. 3 MONTHS The baby takes an increase of interest to their surroundings. The child will be able to babble like as if they were in a conversation. The baby will understand that if they shake a rattle it will make noise and will show interest towards it. ...read more.


12 MONTHS At twelve months the baby will understand hand gestures such as, 'come to daddy,' 'clap the hands' and 'bye-bye.' Both point and look to where others point which implies some understanding of how others see and think. The child will be able to speak a few recognisable words. They will hand objects to parents when the parent says 'ta-ta'. Unfortunately for deaf babies they will stop babbling and this stage. 18 MONTHS The child will be able to understand names of various parts of the body and point them out. They can identify and name familiar picture. Understand 'no,' 'show me' and 'look'. ...read more.


They child will ask 'why?' a lot at this time to learn and understand how or what happens. They will begin to understand time and sort objects into different categories. The child can carry on a simple conversation. 4 YEARS Children at four years old will enjoy counting. The child will have increased memory skills, being able to know what happened in the past, whether it was something that has happened or that the child has been told. More questions will be asked like, 'Why?' 'Who?' and 'When?' Drawings will become more detailed and the child will include things like adding fingers to people. 5 YEARS The child is interested in reading and writing at this age. They can recognise their name and attempt to write it and speak fluently to people having a proper conversation. ...read more.

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