Young children go through many different stages of their life to help them understand why certain things happen. The developing mind of a child is something interesting educators of these young children take the time to understand what’s actually on in the young mind. Part of being an educator is being able to show respect, care, trust, and determination. These are the main qualities teachers need to have in order to have a successful teaching environment. Children brain development relies on attachment and play.
Towards children I must show a caring approach and listen to them when they are asking me question and make eye contact so they know that I am listening to them. I must also show the young person, child and adult that I am pleased with them when they produce good work or they have behaved well 1.3 Different social, professional and cultural contexts can sometimes affect the way I communicate with different backgrounds. Some communication may be acceptable to some cultures and background, which may not be to others. I may need to on occasion change the way I work with people from different backgrounds all the while staying in the boundaries of what is acceptable 2.1 The skills of which there are many which are needed to communicate with young people and children are that you need to give the children and young people a chance to air their views about a topic you might be doing in lessons. So this requires you to have good
People communicate for many different reasons, such as: To give and receive information, To give and receive instructions, To express needs, To share ideas, Develop learning, Establish and maintain relationships with others, Negotiate, Discuss a situation, To make a point or outline a concern. To understand and be understood. 1.2 How effective communication affects all aspects of own work. Effective communication is important to meet the needs of the children. To ensure effective teamwork and continual care of the children we must communicate well by keeping each other informed and aware of current situations going on around us.
In the next two paragraphs I'm going to give my opinion on what skills and qualities an effective early years practitioner should have. Early years practitioners should have skills such as listening, children have lots to say and you learn a lot about the children, it is a good relationship builder if the child knows you are going to listen to them and take in what they are saying, they will feel more comfortable to talk to you it also give you chance to show enthusiasm in what they are talking about and you can learn about the children's person interests which all comes down to good communication skills you have with them. Communication skills is also another important skill a practitioner should have as a lot of the role comes down to communication with children, other team members, parents, carers and outside agencies to build friendly and open relationships, the day to day running of the setting would not work if there was no communication between other staff members and parents/carers. From communicating with parents/carers and children you can show creative skills by planning fun and exciting activities for the children based on their interests, so the children will be willing to do the activity and develop their own skills in different areas. Qualities in a early years practitioner are patience, practitioners need to be patient and tolerant as some children can become demanding and want to be independent in what they are doing you need to give the children chance to do this even if you may be in a rush, sometimes you need to be tolerant of other staff members methods of work and dealing with problems if you feel that your own practice would work better.
It is important to let parents and carers know that they can communicate and ask for our help. If there is a parent, carer or child that finds it hard to communicate due to speech or language difficulties that we take the steps to help in any way possible for example arrange a translator or communicate through picture cards. Verbal and non-verbal communication is important in all aspects communication. The tone and pitch of your voice is a factor to consider when communicating effectively. Depending on the reason for communicating, for example if a child is upset and inconsolable this would need a quieter and more understanding tone to reassure the child.
Maintaining a relationship with someone is very important also as it keeps you in contact with others. It keeps you in touch with the feelings and needs of others, which is essential in any functional relationship. This is very important when working with children as you need to be informed as to their needs, in order to have a happy work environment. Again, I believe this leads back to the issue of trust. If children can approach you with a problem (without hesitation) then I would class this as a good relationship.
It is important to understand a child or young person in the context of their life and the impact of the transitions they may be going through. This is about different services working together in order to prevent problems from occurring in the first place. It is most effective when organisations and agencies are clear about their own role and those of other agencies. Sharing information in a timely and accurate way is an essential part of helping to deliver better services. It is important to understand issues surrounding confidentiality and when to pass on information.
We also communicate to give and receive instructions and information, this enables us all to understand what we are expected to do, Communication is also needed to assess learning development in adults, children and young people so we understand how the person is learning, how they are feeling and if they have understood, so if there is any problems or they need help at all these problems can be discussed and resolved and everyone is happy. 1.2 Explain how effective communication affects all aspects of own work Communication affects all aspects of work. This ranges from talking with the children to keeping the parents informed of their child’s learning and development. I was recently given a task to do with the children and didn’t understand fully what was expected, so i asked my mentor for a demonstration, if i hadn’t have asked for clearer instruction then my learning outcome would probably have been wrong. Any instruction given needs to be affective and understood for it to work properly.
To successfully fur fill the requirements I as the adult will have to provide and make resources accessible so that I can interact with the children and observe and reflect on each of the child’s learning experiences. By doing this I will be able to see what the children enjoy doing and how I can keep the child’s attention and concentration. To use the child centred approach you will have to look at every child as an individual with different strengths learning styles and interests as well as adapting to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities, to achieve this I will have to research their
Children need to be involved, stakeholders in the task of setting goals. Discussing the targets that you intend to set for them and elicit their opinion on that matter. Answering questions to clear doubts, assuage any fears they may have, and reassure that they can always come back to you with any problems they may face. Involving children setting targets help in multiple ways. Most important of all, it helps setting an achievable target.