Research has shown that the sing-song speech, often accompanied by exaggerated facial expressions is loved by babies, (Rai & Flynn, p27). This ‘parentese’ language, which introduces infants to patterns in language helps them to develop it, and also promotes the start of developing a relationship. Adults have to provide for and give constant love and attention to the child. In the case studies this was identified to be ‘..paying close attention to them, doing things together, comforting when scared, praising and watching fondly, playing games and laughing together’, (Rai & Flynn, 2004, p48). All of these actions enable an adult to form a secure relationship with the child by showing them that the adult is ‘in-tune’ with them and is responsive to their needs.
I feel this gives the children and parents a sense of trust. I get down on the child’s level when I speak to them. I believe that by doing this it makes the child feel special and welcomed in the classroom. I ALWAYS praise a child’s accomplishments. I even cheer them on when they struggle with a task.
Each aspect is important and all have impact on each other. To better explain the sequence and rate of each aspect of development, the development will be divided into age groups: ZERO TO SIX MONTHS BABY Physical Development: • From the birth each month we can see the changes in the weight of the baby and the growth of the body parts • It will be able to turn its head to sound and movement • Watch the parent’s face while feeding • Smile at familiar faces and voices • stretches to reach its feet while lying down • tries to reach for and grab objects • keeps things in its mouth independently. Social and emotional development: • A six month old baby will respond to their mother’s face, smile. • Needs comfort and cuddles from their parents. Language development: • A six month old baby will be able to make a variety of happy sounds.
When parents and practitioners work together, it has been shown to improve children's cognitive, social and emotional outcomes. I am always respectful and non-judgemental of parent’s views and opinions and welcome any questions parents may have. I like to ask many questions about a child’s likes/dislikes, religious views, diet, and many more! At the initial meeting I will show parents the rooms and areas that the children will have access to, explain the kinds of activities that we do and show the parents my relevant qualifications and certificates. This is also a good time to go through the contract and make any mutually agreed adaptations.
Just as newborn babies are born with a set of very useful instincts for surviving and orienting to their new environment, parents are equally programmed to love and respond to our babies' cues. Most adults (and children) find infants irresistible, and instinctively want to nurture and protect them. It is certainly no accident that the affection most parents feel towards their babies and the kind of attention we most want to shower them with—touching, holding, comforting, rocking, singing and talking to—provide precisely the best kind of stimulation for their growing brains. Because brain development is so heavily dependent on early experience, most babies will receive the right kind of nurturing from their earliest days, through our loving urges and parenting instincts. In spite of all the recent hype about "making your baby smarter," scientists have not discovered any special tricks for enhancing the natural wiring phase in children's brain development.
Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with Children Young people Adults Ans: Importance of effective communication with Children Communication is a key factor in developing positive relationships with human beings,the importance of effective communication with children can never be denied. Being a teaching assistant ,you have to model yourself in a best possible way to communicate with children as they learn and absorb your methods of communication. In order to develop and maintain positive relationships with children ,I have to communicate politely and clearly so that they can understand me. By using simple vocabulary and positive body language I can get their attention more easily and my friendly approach would make me trustworthy for them and they can discuss their problems or share their ideas with me. For example,in my placement,my friendly and polite attitude towards reception children makes it easy for them to bring their complaints to me;if they are hurt or hit by somebody.
This kind of attachment provides the baby with sense of security, promotes communication and expression of feelings. According to Bowlby the attachment relationship gives the secure foundation for ‘exploring the world’ and learning self regulation. A number of studies have connected the quality of attachments to the quality of child’s self concept and personal identity. Babies could not develop a positive view of themselves without getting appreciation, encouragement and positive reactions from those who care for them. In this type of emotional security babies are keen on communicating, they are powerfully motivated and use their whole body and senses.
Benefits of Preschool Andrea Ross ECE332/Instructor Nadia Hasan December 10, 2014 Benefits of Preschool As an early childhood professional, you will often be asked questions from parents and community members regarding the benefits of sending their children to preschool. After reading Chapter 1 and drawing from your experience, discuss the benefits of a preschool education. There are many benefits of sending your child to preschool. Preschool gives the children an opportunity to learn and develop through playing and exploring what’s around them. As stated in the article from Parents Magazine, “Children who attend high-quality preschool enter kindergarten with better pre-reading skills, richer vocabularies, and stronger basic math skills than those who do not," says NIEER director W. Steven Barnett, PhD.” (Kanter, n.d.) When children attend preschool they learn through activities they are interested in doing, and by exploring new things.
Parents who get involved and play interactive games with their children see much better results. Books, music and interactive toys all stimulate and play an active part in brain development. It is important that children have access to these things at home, as they stimulate expression. Childcare Prolonged interactions with other adults and children can have a significant impact on a child's early language development. Therefore, working parents should give careful consideration to the facility and the people that will be spending a large chunk of the day with their children to ensure a positive outcome.
Love is an important characteristic of parenting, because it teaches children how to accept love, and how to show love in return. For example, when a child is young, and is told “I Love You” daily, or given a simple kiss hello or goodbye, the child will have a better chance of understanding love themselves. Children who are in a stable loving environment when they are young will successfully be able to convey love when they get married and have children of their own. A child who is shown love throughout their lifetime will be more affectionate and caring towards others. A continuous positive and loving attitude can be carried on through teenage years to adult hood.