Unit 3 Question 2 E5: Describe TWO (2) strategies which the setting may use to empower children to develop independence and self-reliance The importance of children’s communication skills In terms of empowering children, communications skills are critical. Being able to communicate helps children express their needs and feelings and make friendships with other children. Some children who experience difficulties in managing their behaviour are likely to have difficulties communicating. This means that helping children gain communication skills should be a major focus of your work with them. Communication skills used by children helps children to express their feelings, manage their anger, helps to negotiate with others, helps to understand the feelings of others, and also helps children respond appropriately to others.
It also allows the practitioner to establish what a child’s skills are and where they are currently working at. “When children play, they show their skills and competencies.” (Pound. L, 2009, pg.13). Through using Tina Bruce’s theory of children being independent learners; practitioners can observe children while they are playing, thus using this information to plan adaptable activities that reflect the level that each child is currently working at. For example, if a child has been playing with the puzzles and the
Michelle Church Unit 26: Promote Creativity and Creative Learning in Young Children. 1: Understand the concepts of creativity and creative learning and how these affect all aspects of young children’s learning and development. 1:1. Creativity is about risk taking and making connections, allowing children to explore and express themselves through a variety of media or materials including, dance, music, making things, drawing, painting and make believe and to make new things emerge as a result. Being creative is strongly linked to play and can emerge through a child being absorbed in their own actions and ideas.
The potential of pedagogical documentation, By Jacinthe Nguyen Can learning be visible? Children’s and teacher’s learning’s processes visible through pedagogical documentation. Life is full of learning moments for children as well as for adults. But how can we illustrate this learning in a manner visible to others? In the Reggio Emilia approach, children are seen as active and competent learners; and the use of pedagogical documentation reflects this view through exhibiting, analysing and reflecting on children’s learning (Patterson, 2005).
Social and Emotional Development Physical development Communication and Language Personal Social and Emotional Development (PSED) Children must be provided with experiences and support which will help them to develop a positive self of themselves and others, to have respect for others social skills and a positive disposition to learning, practitioners must ensure support for children’s emotional well being enabling them to know themselves and what they can do. For children this means being special to someone and well cared for this is vital for their physical social and emotional well being. When a child is acknowledged by the important people in there life, a child will grow in confidence, and gain inner strength through their secure attachments with them. Exploration within a close relationship will lead to growing self assurance, which will promote a sense of belonging allowing the child to explore the world from a secure base. A child needs an adult to set a good example and to give them opportunities to interact with others so they can develop positive ideas both about themselves and others.
Level 5 CCLM Unit 082 Promote creativity and creative learning in young children Group B 1.1 Analyse the differences between creative learning and creativity. Creative learning is about how children are involved in their own learning, and demonstrates their ability to problem solved and uses their imagination. It enables children to make choices and decisions and to use their problem solving skills. This can be achieved through providing a creative environment allowing exploration through play and praising creative efforts. Creativity is about risk taking and making connections, allowing children to explore and express themselves through a variety of media or materials.
The children can learn the meaning of these words and then use them in their own play with other children. Furthermore, this then helps the children to learn important social skills like turn-taking and understanding that everyone has different abilities to do things. Another aspect of movement is motor skills, the control and use of the muscles in your body. ‘Gross’ motor skills use the larger muscles in your body like your arms and legs. Movements that require these muscles are running, walking, climbing, jumping; travelling techniques that were explained above and can have an impact on a child’s emotional development.
The experiences that children have with play assist with child development in many areas. It helps children develop social skills and what is acceptable behaviour. By playing it is also stimulating their cognitive and intellectual development by allowing them to make their own decisions. When children play with a group of other children they start to learn how to co-operate with them. They begin to understand concepts such as sharing, not to hit other kids, not to snatch and to use manners.
Peer relationships provide children opportunities to learn about themselves. They develop new social skills from peer contact. They need to build relationships with other children. Peer relationships play a vital role in
Children at this stage learn more through playing games, role play, building, messy play and using there senses touch, sight, hearing and smell, to explore objects and their surrounding environment. When dealing with children we respond by getting down to their level and making sure we have eye contact, this way they feel less intimidated. Key stages 1