Bartola Borja March 5, 2015 EN110-18 Perez Essay #2 Final Draft Natural Copycats “Toddlers are little scientists”, said Maria Montessori. Like scientists, they constantly use their new physical skills to experiment and try to figure out how the world around them works. They might squeeze a doll's foot and notice it start talking and singing, then squeeze another doll's foot to see if it will do the same thing. Experimenting is vital to their learning experience. Memory is also crucial for learning.
They will be saying a couple of clear words – ma, papa, dada and my personal favourite ‘no’. Between the ages of 2 and 3 the child will enjoy colouring, learning names of objects, forming sentences, developing a personality, throwing tantrums, play with water sing nursery rhymes, run, put together jigsaw puzzles, put their shoes on and even dress themselves. 3 to 7 year olds will start to understand the difference between right and wrong, between 3 and 4 they develop motor skills. They can play games; start making friends in nursery and follow instructions. They attempt to write, recognise the alphabet and numbers and build on their social skills.
They may also start to use words and actions in mock of other people. Playing with children is still exceedingly important at this stage and some children embark on to make close friendships. Also at this time, children start to play with members of the same gender, which may link to their understanding of masculinity and femininity roles. D3) Describe ONE (1) suitable method of observing and recording the social development of children aged 5 years A suitable method of observing would be using a checklist. This method needs a little preparation so a prepared checklist would be necessary.
They really involve parent in their children activities and also they talk about children routines and how they can improve that time with the children. The space and furnishings were adequate. The furniture looks in good repair, child sized and enough for the children, but I think it will be a good idea to have a normal size chair for the adults, I only saw the rocking chair inside the sleeping area but I think it will be good idea to have one chair for the adult’s convenience. The room was clean; they have good ventilation and a good natural light. The only suggestion that I would say for this personal care routines is that the stuff can
Most of these programs are very similar and there is some differences between the programs as well. Some similarities in these programs are talking to the children, asking the children for advice on solving the problem, having the kids get up and move, and objects appear like magic. Some differences in these programs are Blue’s Clues, Barney and Yo Gabba Gabba all have a real person throughout the show, and Dora the Explorer and Team Umizoomi are animated the whole time. These programs encourage physical development by having kids move around, and also learning how to become more coordinated. When children begin to learn from the programs they watch, by taking what they watched and using it in their daily life.
Through toys, children learn about their world, themselves, and others. Toys teach children to: Figure out how things work Pick up new ideas Build muscle control and strength Use their imagination Solve problems Learn to cooperate with others Play content should come from the child’s own imagination and experiences. Unfortunately, the play experience for today’s child is often quite different from that of their parents. With the ever expanding influence of electronic media including TV, videos, video games and the internet, child are spending much of their time being passively
Social and Emotional Development Babies begin to recognize faces while smiling and attaching to parents. They begin to express fear of strangers and seek comfort and reassurance from parents or carers. They feel secure when cuddled and enjoy playing simple games like peek-a-boo. Intellectual Development They learn about things through feeling with their hands and mouth. They recognize their parents while smiling, squealing and gurgling at them.
The teacher moved on to another group, the girls continued to play the sound matching game, imitating teacher’s moves and reactions. The teacher approached a boy and helped him to explore the difference between vertebrate and invertebrate animals and divide them into two separate groups. Next the teacher moved on to a girl playing with different geometric shapes; Teacher: “This is a sphere; would you like to touch the sphere?” Girl: “Yes.”, she took it in her hands and put it in front of her.
Considering playground a toy In a persons point of view, toys are considered as a distraction for the children or an object that occupies a child for a certain amount of time. But in reality it occupies the mind of a child, teaches the child how the object is used and opens their mind into a different world. Transformers, hot wheels, barbies, and brats are few of the considered toys that opens a child's mind and lets them imagine anything they want. But if all those are considered toys, why shouldn't a playground be considered a toy as well. A playground has many shapes, objects, and colors that distracts a child's mind.
* This theory is very accurate to everyday life in the nursery. The children are playing and exploring in a room which is set up with the according to the curriculum , they are free to play how they like at their own pace. Teachers should not tell the child how to play. for example, the teacher should not force the child to push a toy car to follow the road pattern. But if the child is using the toy in the wrong way like throwing it, then the teacher can correct him.