The first outcome was that play can support a child physically, mentally, and emotionally through their development and growth, play can teach children how to stay safe by challenging safely and exploring physical and emotional risks. Play encourages children to be in control and have choice which enhances their self esteem. Children gain a respect when playing as they learn to communicate well, by interacting with others, and finally children who have explored play in early years become more confident within later life as they are more likely to engage in lifelong learning (Macleod- Brudenell & Kay, 2008). Play is clearly shown to benefit children and provide them with skills they can use throughout
They also need play opportunities with adults which will allow children to learn that play is enjoyable. Physical play encourages babies and toddlers to move and to learn to coordinate their movements. When children have play opportunities it helps develop children’s fine and gross motor movements.
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.
Students who are allowed to explore, empathize, question, hypothesize, conceptualize, experiment, and evaluate throughout their own learning become productive community members" (Hummell 5). Allowing children to learn to think critically helps them to solve problems and have a logical argument about something they believe is true. Applying critical thinking into schools gives a child a chance to make a difference. Also, Elizabeth McKinstry agrees with Hummell in challenging the next generation to think for themselves. McKinstry writes about how Common Core education helps children become more interactive in the world and teaches them how to apply the knowledge they have learned in life.
Appropriate social and emotional skills help children develop the skills they need for cooperation, following directions, self-control and paying attention. These skills are innate, however in the school setting have become a part of everyday learning. Especially since social and emotional competencies are critical for children 's success, in school as well as in other settings, and later phases of life into adulthood. (Darling, 2016, p. 3). Developing social-emotional skills in children help them persist on challenging tasks, and effectively seek help when they need it along with exhibiting thoughtfulness in their actions.
Technology can also affect children’s motor and sensory development. “Three critical factors for healthy child development are movement, touch, and connection to other humans.”(Rowan). Parents who give technology to their children are affecting their child’s development. Movement, touch, and connection are important to sensory development Children require active play to obtain the sensory development and also the stimulation from it. Technology can affect the child by creating separation from the parents and being less connected to them as he/she grows up.
As infants they are beginning to develop personalities so setting the stage for play, providing time, materials and space lets them express different ideas along as letting them become who they are. Some things that are included in our classroom to encourage aesthetic and cognitive development such as books, animal puppets, kitchen area, soft blocks, puzzles, etc. These types of items spark emotions, peer interactions, memory, emotions that are essential for infants under
In this essay I will discuss the purposes of play in learning and development in early childhood. I will also support my perspective with analysis of my observations of children’s play. Play in early childhood is vital in children developmental process as it contributes to the development of their cognitive development, social skills, emotional regulation and boosts their physical confidence. Play is how children begin to understand and process their world. Children's play unlocks their creativity and imagination, and develops reading, thinking, and problem solving skills as well as further develops motor skills.
It is a natural tool for children to develop resiliency as they learn to cooperate, overcome challenges, and negotiate with others. However, children who live in poverty often face socioeconomic obstacles that impede their rights to have playtime, thus affecting their healthy social-emotional development. A study prepared by Dr. Goldstein (2003) states that nearly everything the growing child needs to learn is developed and practiced in play. The value of play was also discussed. It was stated that early play experiences set the stage for all subsequent development.
Children learn language skills by interacting with the immediate environment and training or simple structural changes can improve language skills of children (Bouchard & Gilles, 2011). The early education given in early childhood shapes foundation of the life and helps mental and academic development of child. Throughout the play and education, children learn social skills along with how to deal with others and develop their own values (Webster-Stratton & Reid, 2010). Therefore, this paper, with the purpose of developing the children’s future, discusses why it is very essential to recognize the importance of early childhood education, how it effects to person 's life and how it can be developed. 2.Disscussion of findings 2.1.
Interactions between an adult and child during the early years are vital for their development and learning, as they are still grasping day-to-day skills and understanding new life concepts. Children learn and develop their language and literacy skills through interactions with others; they begin by absorbing, listening and then imitating and practising (Buckely 2003) Learning environments that promote language and literacy development are environments which expose and encourage children to interact with various forms of print. Behaviourists such as Skinner (1953) argue that language acquisition and development are learned through observation of behaviours in their social environment; these behaviours are then practiced through imitation by the child. Children learn through imitating what they see others do or how they behaviour, play is the most important learning tool for children to construct meaning of these behaviours. Dramatic play in early childhood settings allow for children to recreate environments they may have visited and share their experiences with their peers, such as going to the doctors.
Observations will be carried out throughout the year on various of children as it is an easier way to assess their individual needs. For example, the practitioner challenging the children with activities which will increase the child 's development and skills. With the assessment framework, they come under 3 headings: Baseline assessments is assessments that are being shared with the parents of the children to ensure they are settling into the new setting and the children has many different rights in expressing their feelings and showing facial expressions. The summative assessment: is an assessment being consistency completed and that the information is being passed onto the right people and no information is misled. Formative assessment: is where children are given various opportunities and learning new
As a result, this would help disabled children to build up independence by allowing them to do things for themselves. Assistive technology can help children by developing communication skills in activities. Desideri(2013) stated that “The Center for Assistive Technology gives direct support to the child, his family and school staff consisting of training the child and his caregivers to use Assistive technology solution”(163). Assistive technology helps disabled children by assisting them with special devices that help them read, write, speak. Also, families and teachers are trained in order to help disabled
OT therapists can evaluate kids abilities and help them grow to be developmentally appropriate for their age (Occupational Therapy). They know many ways to help children with their disabilities. They know how to specifically solve the child 's problem in many ways. OT’s know what tools they need to use to fix the child’s problem to make sure the child will show improvement. OT’s “believe child 's main job is playing and learning, and occupational therapists can evaluate kids ' skills for playing, school performance, and daily activities” (Occupational Therapy).
We all have emotions but children are not born knowing what their feelings are or how to cope with them. We will be able to respond to child 's emotions in a positive way, set boundaries, deal with problem behaviour constructively, and bring up a healthy emotional environment. This will help us to deal with a range of issues, for examples: biting, tantrums, sharing, crying and screaming... We should help children learn to identify their own emotions and leading to better relationships, achievement and essential life skills. Children are growing at the speed in their life, at age about 8-10 are social and emotional development. During this period, children have a growing sense of independence, and with it, a growing confidence to solve problems and take risks.