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The infant can start to control the
larger muscles in its body. The infant can start to control
smaller muscles in its body.
By the ages of two, an infant can
usually do things such as walk, hold
a spoon and point. Gross motor
skills develop. Fine motor
skills develop.
By the age of two, the infant can A newborn infant tends to
play alongside others (parallel respond to the world around
In early infancy, the infant plays
play)and the process of being them through thier senses.
alone (solitary play)and is not
able to share starts to develop.
able to think of others.
By the age of two its ability to think has developed
At first the main relationshipare with the
primary carers but then extends to
Social Infancy Intellectual hugely:it will be using language and has the ability
changes to grsp some basic concepts.
siblings, wider family members and (1-2 yrs) changes
others the infant may meet.
The most important intellectual
development for an infant is the
By the age of two, an infant The early relationships formed development of language.
has learned a lot about how to in infancy act as a model for
interact with others. future relationships. Emotional
This bond helps to create a sense During the first two years of
of security and, influences the life an infant 'bonds' with
infants development. those who care for it.
An infant needs a strong form of attachment
with its main carer, and to recieve love and
affection in a positive way.


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