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  1. Influences of child development

    Influences on children's development Influences on children's development Home conditions * The place where a child lives e.g. a flat or a house * If you live in the country or in a city * who looks after the child e.g. a single parent, an extended family * whether the child is loved and wanted * the child's friends * is the child an only child or do they have brothers or sisters? * whether the child is encouraged to learn or is ignored or watches television all day long Culture * the culture that the family belongs to * is the child's culture the same as the country they are living in?

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  2. How to be a positive influence in a child(TM)s life

    It also includes the characteristics that make us different from others. It's what makes our personality. A child's self -concept and self-image is established over the first few years of their life. Children who have high self -image will be very confident and feel good about themselves. Self-image is very important as it affects the way people feel about themselves. When children have low self-image they do not always have the confidence to try new things and are often shy and withdrawn.

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  3. dietry needs

    They come from milk, yogurts, cheese and red meat. They are also liquid fats such as oils (vegetable oil, sunflower and olive oil). Protein It is good for linear growth and repair, also for the maintenance and development of cells and helps create antibodies. These also come from animal fats such as meats and eggs, yogurts, Soya milk, cheese and fish. carbohydrates This is a good source for energy. You can get these from starchy food such as breads, cereals, pasta's and potatoes. Sugary foods such as natural sugars which come form fruits.

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  4. How to establish and maintain a healthy, safe and secure environment for children

    Other regulations of health and safety have been added since the introduction of the act. There is also other Health and Safety regulations such as the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 - this act requires employers to display official posters etc giving basic information on health and safety law so the staffs are always aware of the requirements of the health and safety acts. All people whom care for children should be aware of the health and safety requirements without having to refer to any legislations or guidelines although it is good to have them available.

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    Normalization in Montessori

    Secondly, the environment had been prepared by the teacher before the children arrived in to the classroom. Thirdly, the teacher is there to direct the children positively in the classroom, and all of these processes prepares the child and contribute to normalization. In the Montessori classroom, another evidence of normalization can be witnessed when the child prepares for an activity through Movement and Freedom. The child chooses a table and chair. The child walks to the classroom shelves. Choose his activity. He chooses the practical life material (The pouring exercise) and carefully carries it back to his seat, placing the tray on his desk.

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  6. introdustion visit

    Personality Kira is a very lively, confident and energetic child. She has a very bubbly personality, but can be mischievous at times. For example, whilst I was there she threw some blocks across the room. She is happy to talk to people she hardly knows and is rarely shy. She is extremely independent and generally very happy with an ability to amuse herself very easily. Home and local area Kira lives in an extended family with her mum, dad and three older sisters, who are 11, 13 and 15. I believe that she is developing at an accelerated rate due to the interaction from her older sisters.

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  7. visit 3. I am expecting Kira to be able to role out the play dough and be able to cut shapes out of it using cutters.

    Play dough allows children to explore with their senses such as touch and smell. Eva Essa states that, "well-made and airtight-stored play dough is soft and can be easily manipulated by small hands to provide a satisfying manual and sensory experience or to create shapes and sculptures Play dough helps children build the muscles in their hands, grow mentally through imaginative play, lengthen their attention span, and calm themselves down. Make your own play dough together with the children and offer it at the beginning and end of the day or anytime you might need to soothe the children.

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  8. When I go to visit Kira later today i am going to watch Kira closely when she is helping me make and decorate mini fairy cakes. I will be observing her physical development to see how her gross and fine motor skills have developed.

    The following activities will help me determine this: � washing hands � pouring ingredients into a bowl � beating and stirring the cake mixture � spooning mixtures into cases � decorating cakes � Icing cakes � keeping away from the oven � cleaning up I also aim for Kira to have lots of fun and enjoy the activity, especially as it is something she does not do very often. Expectations I expect that Kira will be excited about the activity.

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  9. Physical, sensory and intellectual Development of Harris.

    Lego is one of Harris's favourite games he enjoys the big brightly coloured blocks and making buildings with them he calls them "house" this shows that he has a good sense of imagination. I think Harris has mastered the primitive tripod grasp because he holds crayons quite confidently with his thumb and two fingers. Sensory Development Harris enjoys looking outside because when he sits in a car he enjoys staring at the trees and roads. I feel that Harris enjoys exploring things by touch because he has books that have different fabrics attached to them this makes him feel happy.

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    Child developement

    5 19 Learning 2 6 0 1 9 Other 4 5 5 0 2 16 Total 24 20 12 5 4 5 As you can see the most book theme on the website is animals and the least is learning and that the most type of book is touchy feely and the least was paper. Also by doing this I found out which type of books people like to buy for the age 0-3 years of age. After doing this I have decided my books theme will be animals and my Book type will be a touchy feely material book

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    Use disposable gloves when dealing with cuts and grazes, and cover them if appropriate. Follow food hygiene practices (see separate sheet) If handling animals, don't allow them to lick children's faces, and ensure hands are washed afterwards. Gardens and sandpits should be safeguarded against contamination from animal faeces. HIV and AIDS HIV cannot be transmitted through casual contact in a childcare setting. Sneezing, coughing, hugging, or touching cannot spread the HIV virus. Parents worry about accidents and fights, but fresh blood-to-blood contact among children is extremely unusual. It is important for childcare providers to develop health policies that include use of universal precautions and proper hygiene for all children.

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    Fine motor skills. Newborn babies normally hold there hands tightly closed, with there thumbs tucked under there fingers. Intellectual and sensory development. Babies are born using there senses, they will turn there heads towards light and enjoy shinny and high contrast patterns or objects. If a baby is held upright they will open there eyes, they will blink and use there startle reflex at sudden load noises or movements. They can recognise there mothers voice but cannot hear very soft sounds yet.

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    It is found in all dairy produce like milk, cheese, yogurts. A child needs 3 portions of dairy group per day. Fruit and Vegetables. Provide a rice source of vitamins, minerals and fibre. Children need 5 portions of this group a day. Potatoes and cereals. This provides energy and some protein, vitamins, minerals and fibre. This food group includes bread, pasta, breakfast cereals, rice and potatoes. Children need 5 portions per day. Portion sizes for children, in my opinion a child should be feed how much they can eat, unless under medical advice for obesity or other medical conditions, where you would gain advice.

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  14. Aim: I am going to asses Rubys physical and emotional development by doing a toy discrimination test.

    Intellectual Development: Ruby should now be able to "point to familiar persons, animals or toys when requested." She should also have a larger range of vocabulary and "communicate wishes and needs by pointing, vocalizing and screaming". This is according to Mary D Sheridan in her book "from birth to five years". There are several in the toy test which if children get wrong at 18 months its considered "normal". Therefore if Ruby can tell the difference at 14 months it would be very advanced for her age.

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  15. Aim: I will assess Rubys intellectual and social development by making baby lambs out of paper.

    I expect she also would simple instructions like "give me the glue" because according to Mary D Sheridan a child of 12 months should be able to "understand simple instructions associated with a gesture eg. Give it to mummy or come to daddy". Emotional development: I would expect that Ruby wouldn't really show any negative emotions except when we had to stop or she doesn't have her own way. If her mum/ grandmother stay near her I expect she will be happy.

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  16. childrens activites and how they promote their development

    The children will be counting the numbers on the timer from the microwave. After that they all will have a turn to put the cornflakes and syrup in the bowl I would supervise them because the bowl might still be hot. They will all give it a stir and fill their own cake cases up. The activity that I am doing is suitable for children with disabilities because the tables are high for the wheelchair to go under them. Chocolate corn flakes INGREDIENTS > Cooking chocolate > Cornflakes > Syrup EQUIPMENT > Microwave > Wooden spoon (to stir everything together)

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  17. childrens development and health

    > Can stoop or squats. > Many children (but not all of them) will learn to use toilet. The physical development of a 6 year old Children that are six years old are full of curiosity, and are developing their own interests. > They also can catch and throw balls. > The children are gaining in strengths and agility: they can jump off apparatus at school with confidence. > They can run and jump with confidence > A six year old can hop easily with a good balance. > Build a tower with Lego. > Can ride a two-wheel bicycle.

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  18. Analysis of Child Development.

    The child is yet to place objects down voluntarily so instead, they either drop or throw to the floor, although they look in the right direction for falling or fallen toys. 9 month old babies, as they cannot walk, prefer to sit on the floor for long periods of time, making their way around the floor either crawling on hands and knees or shuffling on buttocks, called the 'bear walk', doing this to play with toys. 12 months old: At 12 months old, a child can pick up small objects with near pincer like grasps between thumb and tip of index finger.

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    commuication in a care setting

    Oral communication can be used to: - exchange ideas, provide emotional support, build relationships, gain their client trust in the business, solve problems, carry out interviews and assessments, explaining issues and asking information. However when a lot of information is obtained it is very hard to retain this information in exactly the same from in your memory and this is why it has to be written down. Written communication is a more formal form of communication. This form of communication is essential for taking down details that needs to be reviewed at a later date.

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  20. child development study

    she has dark brown eyes and a small, snub nose. invisible. she has a small round face with chubby cheeks and a small rosebud mouth. her eyebrows and eyelashes are so pale that they are almost She hasn't got any distinctive features apart from a dimple at the top of his forehead which is from a complication at birth. She weighed 7lbs 10oz and measured 53 centimetres in length. Personality personality at first Emily was very shy and hid behind her mum for the first 10 minutes.

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  21. Child Study - Visit 6

    Planning I will need to bring the necessary equipment with me that is needed for the visit e.g. child friendly scissors, non toxic glue stick, card, glitter etc. I will need to bring a camera to take pictures of Alfie while he is creating the card to include in my visit. I will need to find a suitable area for Alfie to create the Valentines card, where he is able to be creative and make as much mess as he wants. Predication and Expectations I predict that during this visit Alfie will be able to hold a pencil in his preferred hand as it has been a while since I gave Alfie a creative activity to take part in, so I think his fine motor skills will have improved greatly since visit one when Alfie created a collage.

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  22. Effects of pollution on my client

    Sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and chemical vapours are all toxic gases and affect our standard of air. Health effects of Air pollution Air pollution can affect our health in both the long term and the short-term. Some people are more sensitive to pollutants than others for example young people and older adults often suffer more. Short-term Health effects * Irritation to the eyes, nose and throat * Upper respiratory infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia * Headaches * Nausea * Allergic reactions It can also aggravate conditions such as asthma and emphysema. Long term Health effects * Chronic respiration disease * Lung cancer * Heart disease * Damage to the brain, nerves, liver and kidneys Water pollution Fresh, clean drinking water is a necessity for all people.

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  23. Health and social care early years provision

    The diagram shows how the school are funded. The parliament gives money to the sector of state for education. Then they give the money to department for education. Then they give the money to Bradford education and final Bradford give the money to schools like donkey infants and nursery school. When the school receives the money from Bradford education the school then has a budget. This can be to employ teachers and equipment for the students and the can also arrange after school clubs. Education Bradford is a non-profit organisation and is owned by Bradford city council. Education Bradford is responsible for providing education support to young children.

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