Spaces must tolerate movement and noise generated by the child. Children, like adults, are influenced in how they feel and behave by the total environment and the physical setting in particular. Adults notice order and cleanliness; children notice small spaces to crawl into or materials to make something out of. A large open area may be an invitation to run if it is of the right scale and proportion; but it also can create sense of fear and loneliness if the proportions are beyond in relation to children.
What makes Charlotte Geaghan- Breiner’s essay an academic argument is the evidence proven from research to back up her argument. She uses this argument to put sense into an audience of anyone who has children and give them information on how nature can be the solution to many problems. The type of argument Geaghan- Breiner’s tries to prove is the movement that children need involvements in nature for health issues yet, they have fewer contact to nature than the former peers. In this argument she proves how school yards take effect in any children’s life in order to help them propagate. The evidence she stated to prove her argument was based on quotes she found from other individuals. She starts her argument by stating that children don’t have
Summarise the Forest School approach to learning Forest school is a learner/participant led approach to being in the outdoors in a natural (preferably woodland) environment. It allows the participants to experience a more elemental connection with wild spaces which are unlike the play spaces most often experienced. In order to reap the benefits Forest School is not a one-off experience in nature but a repeated and on-going process. It is optimal if it crosses over several seasons so changes in the environment can be observed. It is not aimed at producing an end result but it is the exploration, investigation and play itself, the process, which is important. Forest School sessions must be led by a Level Three practitioner
Children are not experiencing the outdoors the way they used to. It used to be that children would look out the window at the world when they went on road trips but now they are constantly absorbed by their electronic devices. The Last Child in the Wood by Richard Louv is making a very strong argument on this topic. Richard Louv is concerned with making sure children make the same connections about nature that many generations have made before them. In this piece Louv used rhetorical questioning to draw attention to his most crucial points. Louv also used vivid imagery in order to describe the scenery that the children now days are missing out on. Louv used a counter argument to show the other side of the debate and dispute their claims. Overall
The author Richard Louv wrote an essay on the connection of nature to humans in the modern world. He expands on the fact that technology has taken away our abilities to appreciate nature for it’s true beauty. Children growing up in today’s world aren’t having the resources to appreciate nature and it’s beauty because of technology, according to him. He gives examples of the changing technology in the world: cars, mobile devices, advertisements, you name it. In Last Child in the Woods, Louv uses rhetorical devices to display his thoughts through examples and evidence. These are: technology takes away from our ability to appreciate and indulge in nature, the growing influence of the media on our children, and the influence of visionary on our minds.
EYE37WB-2.1 Describe areas of learning and development within the current framework which relate to school readiness.
An appreciation for nature is instilled within a human being during their beginning years of life. Older generations teach younger generations what they have learned from their experiences in nature as a child despite the constant, ever-changing of the environment. Ever since the mid-twentieth century, the climate has been changing in ways that has the potential to one day threaten the lives of billions. Authors, such as Richard Louv, Jedediah Purdy, and Kalle Lasn, work to emphasize the downward fall that is occurring in society. Along with their opinions, my Mother also gave her input about the world today from a different point of view. She was born in Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom in 1964 when climate change was beginning to be recognized.
For this extended assignment I am going to focus on play and the importance of play is for children and young people. I am going to focus on children up to age of 6. “Play is a spontaneous and active process in which thinking, feeling and doing can flourish.” (http://www.playwales.org.uk/ ). Play is Important for children and young people’s as it can help children to build their confidence. Also, play helps children to develop their physical, mental, social and emotionally. If children and young people have access to good play provision then it many benefits for them, these may be:
Going outside in general is very important for your health. Spending at least fifteen minutes a day in nature can boost focus and ease anxiety. It can also relieve stress and restore mental energy. Believe it or not, going outdoors can improve your vision. Not saying that it will completely heal your eyes, but it can help them. As long as you don’ t look directly in the sun, It should be good for you. Basically being outside can help your brain, it’s a lot better than staying
It is important that children are able to receive holistic care while in a play environment, both inside and outside. Some of the principles which would apply to both indoor and outdoor play include a child centred practice, ensuring the child 's welfare and safety, promoting a child 's rights, and enabling a child to reach their full potential.
I agree that play-based learning offers diverse opportunities for children to explore, discover and create, they can also discover new things and communicate with peer during free-play time. Frobel said that “Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child 's soul” (Froebel, 1887). He believed in the importance of play in a child’s learning as creative activity. Play provided the means for a child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical development which are necessary elements in educating the “whole” children allowing them to use all imaginative powers and physical movements to explore their interests. Children are able to develop and practise motor skills and bodily movements through physical plays. During some cognitive games, such as board games and educational toys, children can improve their mental fitness and brain function. Play also provides opportunities for children to make friends, to negotiate with others, and to develop their communication skills. It helps extend language and improve children’s social ability. I believed that play is essential to children’s education that cannot be minimized and separated from learning. It is not only helping children develop pre-literacy skills, problem solving skills and concentration, but also generating social learning experiences, and helping children to express
Explain the process of managing risk and how it applies to Forest SchoolThere is increasing debate around the idea that children need to take more risk in their play. The prevalence of indoor, gadget based play and screen-time as downtime means children are spending less and less of their day “playing out”. Even if they do go out to play children are very rarely given a freedom to roam. In fact according to a recent study the distance a child is permitted to wander from their home has decreased by 90% in the past 30 years.1This has become such an issue that an all party parliamentary group on a fit and healthy childhood recently examined the problems and potential solutions and published their report “Play”. Among other conclusions were the statements that children should engage in ....“Risky play involving...height, speed, playing near .... water, cliffs, exploring alone”The report highlighted the benefits of such play as being an ability to develop an understanding of “risk assessment and mastery, (of) learning to balance feelings of fear and excitement...lead(ing) to a development of a healthy self esteem, self reliance and resilience.”Meanwhile in a recent interview for The Telegraph (01/02/15).
The author stresses on the Rio Grande river and the importance of this river and how much it matter to the people of New Mexico. The people in New Mexico have been aware about how their actions has threaten the river causing harm to the river and resulting in being one of the endangered river on the Continent, The people in New Mexico have then made an effort to develop a river curriculum hoping to preserve the river. The more children interact with nature, the more they tend to know about it, and learn to care about it. The river curriculum might be an effective tool among children for preserving and protecting the river from causing further harm and being extinct, As children plant trees in the bank of the river, or tour sewage plant, they tend to be more familiar
The benefit and purpose of school is to gain new knowledge and socialize with other people. The importance of school is taken to consideration as it helps you to meet the grades that you need to go further in life, and the skills/knowledge that can be accomplished and improved. School opens up a lot of opportunities for young people because it is the one place where they go to get new life skills and experience. School is somewhere where young people are able to practice their techniques/learning and form social bonds with other students.
Throughout this course of four weeks, my perspective of child development has changed drastically in this short amount of time. This was my first class that was related to child development and there was a lot of material that was important to learn and understand. I came to this class with not much knowledge, but I am definitely leaving this class with an abundance of information that I will be able to use in my career or just in general.