Denisse M. Villalobos-Vega Professor Mark Schwartz English 101 5 December 2014 Toys Today and the Effect they have on Children As children grow up they learn new things along the way like how to crawl, walk, speak, communicate, express themselves in different ways, and resolve problems. Children learn these things through many ways, but playing is one of the important methods for developing. Playing covers a great part of a child’s development process. Also, it incites the child to learn because it is a fun and entertaining way of learning. In addition there are props such as toys that children can play with and manipulate.
Observing the child will help give you a better idea on what toys they like and what would be suitable. Young children need toys that fit with their developing abilities and stages of development, which brings me to my next guideline. Will the toy be stimulating? Does the toy look like it would be appealing to a child? Look for toys that can be used in a variety of ways, with simple designs that allow the child to be creative and use their imagination.
“Intell-A-Box” Toy Paper Toy Description The “Intell-A-Box” is a toy made by “Me First” Inc, which encourages sensory, visual and motor development in infants. Additionally, the “Intell-A-Box” will promote learning skills for a young infant during their stages of growing up. Infants can use this box-shaped toy while they are sitting, laying down, standing or crawling. “Intell-A-Box” features: touch and feel objects including encouraging fabrics and textures with various sounds, a coil type handle with shapes that can be moved throughout the coil ring, and a mirror to promote individual visual stimulation (Appendix A). The “Intell-A-Box” is designed for infants aged 18 months to 24 months.
Your child's current developmental stage plays a major role in toy selection. Observe the skills he is currently learning, such as fine motor skills, letter recognition, counting, self-care and language development, as a guide for selecting toys that enhance those skills The toys need to be interesting and appealing to a young child, they do not have a very large attention span. The toys should also be well suited for the age group you are selecting toys for. They cannot be too complicated and be well suited to the child’s physical capabilities. If the toy is painted, it must be with nontoxic lead free paint and must be able to be cleaned easily.
Play is a vital element in the development of children; an element which adults, teachers and caregivers should always consider (penn foster book, pg. 183). How can legos, puzzles, toy cars, games and sidewalk chalk be an important influence in the development of young children? Such common toys aid children in play and guide children in learning and mastering imperative skills. It’s crucial that toys for children are selected with safety and developmental appropriateness guidelines in mind.
Graded Project Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child Contents Contents OVERVIEW INSTRUCTIONS Part 1 Part 2 Writing Guidelines Grading Criteria Submitting Your Graded Project 1 1 1 2 2 3 4 iii Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child OVERVIEW Early childhood educators are responsible for selecting developmentally appropriate toys for children of various age groups and stages of development. For toys to be developmentally appropriate, the toys and materials used to make them must meet the needs of children at a particular age and stage of development. When you’re an early childhood educator, you’ll need to know what’s developmentally appropriate for the children for whom you’re buying toys. When you’re selecting toys, you’ll need to consider each child who will use the toys. INSTRUCTIONS For this graded project, you’ll research the guidelines for selecting developmentally appropriate toys for a child in a specific age group.
As they play the games on the LeapPad2, this strengthens the child’s hand to eye coordination as well as the child’s small muscles on their fingers, hands and wrists. 1. Which of Jean Piaget’s stages is this toy most appropriate for? Sensorimotor Preoperational X Concrete Operations X Formal Operations Explain why. The LeapPad2 is for children from ages 3 to 9.
chairs, tables, easels, bookshelves, storages, sinks, changing tables and rugs). The Toddler class is a safe place for children to explore and make sense of their world. For children at this young age, the goal is to provide a social setting in the most inviting and nurturing manner. We tackle difficult concepts for toddlers, such as “If my mommy leaves me here, will she come back for me?” and “How do I get a toy that I want from that other child?” Over time, the children learn to play cooperatively with other students and to lay foundations for future relationships. The “child’s play” that goes on in the toddler class is an opportunity for children to create, discover, and experiment.
Children are complex thinkers and they need to be prepared and encouraged to play and to think . Early childhood educators should help children to explore their world through play, imitation and exploration. Children should be supported to become thinkers too. Extending their thinking with variety, stimulation, materials and experiences. ( Nutbrown, 2006) Humans are unique in being able to communicate symbolically.
March 9, 2010 The purposes of observations have become the most dominant method for learning children’s development as they are young. It requires a much more focus on the child’s behaviors, observation allows the teacher to get to know the child as a unique individual, rather than as a member of a group. Young children need to have models from a teacher in order to understand appropriate behaviors when being observed. Learning the importance of observations important, as is developing the skills of how to observe. Observation can be used for three major purposes: (1) to understand children’s behavior, (2) to evaluate children’s development, and (3) to evaluate learning progress.