It is important that find effective ways to communicate positively with children, young people and Adults. Children and young People have various ways to communicate, while some may use their speech. Others have some speech impairment, as Adults working with them. We can encourage them to communicate by using Pecks, symbols, intensive interaction. For example, you can use a symbol for toys to help a child choose which toys they prefer to play with.
This can support the children's thinking and extend their learning. Practtitoners withing the setting role play how to be creative with divergent thinking. Model being creative, for example. Childen within the setting understand they have freedom to access all resources, but have also developed an understanding that it is important to put equipment back back where it belongs. (Montessori) within practice it is vital to practitoners to gain an understanding of how they support the childrens creativity and crititcal thinking, so often record how practitoners interact with children and then reflect upon it for future development and
Through doing this and practising the skills that they have learned the children will be able to take ownership of their learning and be able to apply it in different situations. To provide high-quality experiences for young children we should aim for a balance of one-third adult-directed activities and one-third child-initiated activities. The other third of the time should ideally be taken up by child-initiated activities that are then picked up on and supported by an adult – these are opportunities for ‘sustained shared thinking’ to take place. Children learn through first-hand experiances and activities with the serious business of ‘play’ providing the vehicle. Through their play children practise and consolidate their learning, play with ideas, experiment, take risks, solve problems, and make decisions… First-hand experiences allow children to develop an understanding of themselves and the world in which they live.
Play promotes curiosity, discovery, and problem solving, which helps develop a positive self image for the individual child. I think children should be able to be themselves, not a constructed version of themselves and not who adults think they should be. They should be able to find out who they are at a young age, play helps that. During play, children discover. They use their imagination and are able to see an object as something else; like using blocks for play food, or hands for telephones.
“you don’t mean that” attitude . Listening to children also means that we acknowledge their feelings, and by doing this it helps they feel they are being taken seriously in turn they are helped to confront feelings. Reassuring children as they go through these transitions and telling them that other children may be going through he same thing and have experienced the same feelings. Allowing them to express their feelings of fear or anxiety can help reassure them. Structured approaches There are lots of ways adults can help children and young adults through transitions, the age/stage of the child is an important factor to the professionals, these are usually :- bereavement consolers, play therapists, parents and voluntary organisations.
Children are also encouraged help one another. They are taught to ask for help from another child before coming to a teacher. I plan activities that require cooperation and group work so that children will work together to solve problems and be attentive to other’s needs. The children make our room a better place by being empathetic and helpful to others. In my program I want children to be independent and make positive choices.
His theory underlined the contribution to learning made by others. He also believed key ideas in a classroom then became conversation, play and opportunities to follow interests and ideas. In (appendices 4) Tina Bruce’s theory is ‘free flow’ play she believed children learnt better from developing rules and props and freely chosen activities. Her approach to early education was developed around schemas. She believed “a pattern of repeated actions.
C8- Analyse the importance of play in children’s learning, giving reasons why play should be included in planning. It is important to include play in a child’s learning and experience, this is because it enables them to explore and learn new things independently and through a way in which they understand. From play they are able to express their feelings and thoughts on the subject through interpreting the situation, events, or experience they’ve seen. It’s a good way of allowing children their own space to make choices of what, when, and who they play with, giving them many opportunities to build on relationships which is a good aspect in enhancing their communication skills and ability to work with others and co-operate efficiently. Play is a ‘’free flow’’ experience which enables a child to progress at their own pace.
Positive relationships are built upon key qualities that practitioners must possess. Active listening involves not just hearing but also interpreting and understanding. If adults stop what they are doing and pay attention to the child when they approach to speak to you, the child will feel that you are interested in what they have to say and feel important and valued. Maintaining eye contact is part of listening and talking to children. This in turn raises self-esteem.
T.S. Elliot once wrote “It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time -- for we are bound by that -- but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time” (Infinity Web Development, LLC, 2002-2010). The Americans should bring back the perception that “there is nothing we can’t be" stems from our ancestral heritage. Since the majority of the early settlers could not read or write, they worked hard to make sure the kids of the future all had a chance to learn. They believed they had a responsibility to improve themselves, to be the best they could be, to improve their abilities, and to help thy neighbors.