This booklet is going to give you information on how children and young people develop

This booklet is going to give you information on how children and young people develop, from birth through to adulthood children continue to grow, develop and learn. A child’s development can be measured through social, emotional, intellectual, and physical and language development milestones.

Milestones

Milestones mark the achievement of a child being able to do something such as walking or being able to form a sentence together .Milestones refer to the age at which most children should have reached a certain stage of development for example a baby should smile at 6 weeks or before. They are different milestones to be met for each age range, these are important markers as it measure’s a child’s development and progress.

Areas of development

They are 5 different types of development these are

•Communication

•Physical development

•Emotional/social and behaviour

•Intellectual/cognitive development

•Moral development

Sequence and rate

The sequence of development is the pattern which a child will follow when developing for example a baby will roll over then sit then be able to crawl or bum shuffle .The rate is how quickly a child does this for example a child might be able to walk by 9months and another might not till they are 18 months. Every child will reach their milestones at different times but they will always be in the same pattern.