Physical development - types: Completed

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  • Created on: 13-06-18 12:08
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  • Physical development - types
    • Gross motor development
      • The skills acquired to control and coordinate large muscles - legs, arms, and torso
    • Fine motor development
      • The skills acquired to control and coordinate small muscles - hands, fingers, and toes
    • Early stages of development
      • Top to toe
        • Development starts from the head down. Infants start by gaining control of their head before back muscles and legs
      • Inner to outer
        • Control starts from the body and moves out to the limbs, toes, fingers. Infants can control movements in their whole arm to reach out before they can use finger muscles to hold an object
      • Same patterns at different rates
        • All infants and children pass through the same stages but they may do so at different ages. E,g, some infants may walk at 11 months though others might not walk until they're 14 months
    • At 3 months, this infant is controlling their head and neck muscles
    • At 8 months,  this infant has gained control of their back muscles
    • At 12 months, this infant has gained control of the large muscles in their legs

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