Type of Play Play is very important in the child’s growth and development (Myers 2012). The type of play that is found in early childhood are things that use their hands, and minds. Using games/toys helps kids interact with other kids to create a social environment and comfort. Play also helps children learn in many ways (Myers 2012). You usually find kids playing with blocks, building things, and games that use their imagination (Guyton
Module 4FD028 - Introduction The aim of this module is to show an understanding of the key concepts and approaches in Early Years provision and practice. By reflecting on how these are applied in practice, evaluating the impact on children’s learning and development and the practitioner’s role. The notion of ‘quality’ and the impact of one key concept on the child’s development and providing quality provision and practice will be discussed. Namely Transition from an Early years setting into a school environment for the first time paying particular attention to the role of the adult and the impact on the child’s well-being. In the developing field of Early Years, it is becoming more and more important for practitioners to have an awareness of the many topics that impact on the provision available to young children.
The strands are: • To learn about themselves - Self Concept Development • To learn about their feelings - Emotional Development • To learn about other people - Social Development • To learn to communicate - Language Development • To learn to move and do - Physical Development • To learn to think - Cognitive Development The quality of early experiences is shaped by the individuals with whom infants and toddlers spend their time and by the environments where they spend their time. As early childhood professionals, we know what children need in order to be successful in both school and in life. This document designed for program trainers, directors and parent educators to use as they work with caregivers and parents to insure quality care for infants and toddlers. Infants and toddlers are cared for in a variety of settings. These settings include the child’s own home, child care centers and family child care.
Assessment criteria 3.2 Social organisations and relationships within the class room are again another great learning tool. If you group children together and work with them on tasks within the curriculum, they will start to develop a strong learning relationship. You could see that the group dynamics will often change on particular tasks, where a more confident child on this task will take lead over a more confident child on another task. If the children see the adults within the class react well and interact with other children, they will get a better response from them. Children are put into groups in order to give them the best learning potential and for their learning to be appropriate for their age and level of understanding.
Difficulty with reading and writing If a child is having problems with reading and writing this could cause concern. This could be recognised, as a child would be at a delayed rate to the rest of his/her peers. This could affect the child’s /young person’s behaviour/social development...Low self esteem and loss of confidence may be a result. With peers of the same being more advanced ridicule and bullying may result Learning to communicate is one of the main skills a child needs to help them develop in all areas. They can quickly fall behind from peers of the same age.
1.1 Different reasons why people communicate. When in early years setting, people communicate for a range of purposes, such as, to give/receive information or instructions, to discuss an issue, to express needs/opinions and to develop their own learning. When those, who provide care for children and young people, communicate, their practice becomes better adapted and communication is vital to work together as a team. According to K.Beith et al “as an early years practitioner, the way you communicate with adults will also affect the quality of care provided for the children” and it is important to communicate effectively to ensure that everyone has clear information and can understand your actions. (Beith.K et al,Pg.2, Level 2 certificate for the Children and young people’s workforce, 2010, Heinemann, Harlow) When I work with children I communicate with children and young people to build relationships, verbal or non-verbal communication may be used to help children and young people feel welcome and valued, and to co-ordinate activities.
Monitoring and assessing a child's early development is crucial as it has been seen that early intervention can make a huge difference to a child's overall outcome. For example a child with hearing difficulties will find it hard to understand language unless the correct support is given early on. In education, there are specific frameworks against which children's development is measured, particularly in details to do with academic progress and performance. Good examples of frameworks are The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile or for children with learning difficulties the P-scales. Observation is watching the children.
EYMP 5 1.2 Explain how speech,language and communication skills support each of the following areas in childrens development:learning,emotional,behaviour,social Learning – Language is needed to understand concepts, participate in problem solving, and to develop ideas and opinions. Language enables a child to express their thoughts and feelings, and to think about abstract notions helping them to make sense of their world. •Emotional – Children need to be able to express themselves, if they have difficulty doing this it can have a damaging impact on their self esteem and identity. This can lead to a lack of confidence. Expressing their emotions and talking about them can help children to understand acceptable social behaviour.
As a result of this it becomes much more important to teach children to learn and value diversity. If children are subjected to prejudice, it can force them into a state of emotional and social tension resulting in lack of self-esteem, self confidence, feeling as though they are not accepted and unworthy. Children who lack confidence and cannot participate in activities with others are more likely to be unable to develop and maintain positive relationships with others. As a result their schoolwork may suffer, they may also become withdrawn and depressed. Prejudice and bigotry are learned at a very young age mainly from parents, other children and other institutions outside of the home environment.