Communicating with babies from birth is very important , from birth if you have the pram facing the parent this is proven to be a great way to communicate with the baby right from the word go, this will then help the baby with their communication skills. Books: Reading to children in an animated style, stories or adventures or simple fun dilemmas for children which use high frequency or repetitive words can be a fun way of engaging children into imaginative play and reinforce words into their memory. Some books are interactive with playful sound and short melody,
This promotes positive social interaction between students and parents. By opening up this communication at home students and parents can learn to communicate. Another great example of positive social interaction is when Mr. Collet has students develop the homework information on the board together. This helps student’s gain confidence with peers by being able to share their ideas on the subject. Children do many things when interacting with one another; some are appropriate, some are not.
Children learn mainly through play. That’s why in my classroom I use centers such as art, dramatic play, and blocks. Through these centers children can learn and be as creative as they want to be. For example in the block are children in my classroom not only play in the block area but they learn social skills, math skills, and also language skills. When I introduce the block area to the children I show them the shapes of the blocks and tell them the names of the blocks as well.
In the Reggio Emilia approach, children are seen as active and competent learners; and the use of pedagogical documentation reflects this view through exhibiting, analysing and reflecting on children’s learning (Patterson, 2005). Supporting Reggio Emilia’s image about the child, Patterson (2005) asserts that pedagogical documentation is a “powerful tool in advocating for children as complex, capable and resourceful learners” (p.307). So, what is ‘pedagogical documentation’? Many researchers define pedagogical documentation similarly to Alcock (2000), who describes it as “the essential lynchpin for recording and reflecting on past learning, from multiple perspectives, via multiple ‘languages’” (Alcock, 2000 p. 7). In other words, pedagogical documentation is about documenting the children’s learning processes as well as encouraging the thoughts, interpretations and reflections of children, teachers, families and the wider community (Moran, Desrochers & Cavicchi, 2007).
I will listen to what suggestions parents can make to help improve the classroom and make it a better learning environment. Philosophy: I am going to gather up students and parents and allow them to give me advice on how to improve the classroom. I am going to arrange the classroom so it is open and inviting. It will be a well-developed learning environment. Where I can teach the children how to read, write, and focus on what the need the most and not repeating what they already know.
Unit 209 Support children and young people behaviour How you could be an effect role model to children and young people In your placement in the school I believe I could be an effective role model by setting a good example to the children I work with. As studies have shown, children learn more from copying behaviour around them, rather than just being told what to do. Children are mostly influenced by teachers, parents, friends and support workers. All the adults should be aware of their own behaviour and mannerism, and the effect could have on the children. Children can pick up behaviour and attitudes from adults from around them .For this reason, I feel my appearance must always be presentable and my clothes should be appropriate to wear in a school setting.
By developing a child’s speaking and listening you are supporting the development of communication as well as language; it covers what to do in a situation of a child having English as an additional language and what activities can support every child in their personal development. It gives practitioners ideas of what they can supply to make the environment enabling to their development. “English, during key stage 1 pupils learn to speak confidently and listen to what others have to say. They begin to read and write independently and with enthusiasm. They use language to explore their own experiences and imaginary worlds.” (http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/primary/b00198874/english/ks1) The National Curriculum gives practitioners/teachers guidance on what a child should lean and be able to do by the end of Key Stage one.
Unit 3 Question 2 E5: Describe TWO (2) strategies which the setting may use to empower children to develop independence and self-reliance The importance of children’s communication skills In terms of empowering children, communications skills are critical. Being able to communicate helps children express their needs and feelings and make friendships with other children. Some children who experience difficulties in managing their behaviour are likely to have difficulties communicating. This means that helping children gain communication skills should be a major focus of your work with them. Communication skills used by children helps children to express their feelings, manage their anger, helps to negotiate with others, helps to understand the feelings of others, and also helps children respond appropriately to others.
Child development theories support planning for learning and play in child care settings. Tina Bruce’s child development theories “favour a holistic approach to teaching young children which focuses on creativity, play and first-hand experiences.” (Pound. L, 2009, pg.13) She believes that free-flow play is important for children as it promotes their independence and allows them to make choices and also make mistakes. This allows them to learn from these mistakes and enhance their learning. Bruce states that “The importance of opportunities to act as independent learner, making choices and mistakes with an emphasis on self-motivation.” (Pound.
Social learning theory is about behavior that is learned from the environment through observational learning which could not occur unless cognitive processes are at work. This theory suggests that "humans are active information processors and think about the relationship between their behavior and its consequences". Since this focus group consisted of parents with children, this theory was appropriate to utilize. Generally, children observe the people around them that are behaving in different ways and perceive them as models. Those influential models include parents within the family, TV characters/commercials , friends, and school teachers which provide examples of behavior.