By using this new language the children are learning the correct context of which to use it in, another benefit of drama and role play is that the children can have fun and express themselves however they want. It’s important that children feel like they belong and are included in the role play, by using the themes of Aistear this can be
For the children I have observed play is serious but fun. It is through play that they learn about the world around them and their place in it. In my 16 years of working in a primary setting I have had many opportunities to study children at play, particularly in the early years. It has been interesting to see continuous provision in action – planned by a team who really understand the value of age appropriate play. Children are offered stimulating resources within an enabling environment which allows for positive learning experiences and cover the EYFS 6 areas of development.
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.
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.
Allowing them to be successful learners, confident and creative. Helping develop interests through play based learning, to construct their own identities of the world. Research demonstrates that children’s quality early learning experiences set them up for academic success and personal wellbeing later in life (Sylva, Siraj-Blatchford, Taggart, Sammons, Melhuish, Elliot and Totsika, 2006; Clarke, 2009). Linking each experience to one of the five outcomes. The students’ products and performances can also increase their own awareness and self-esteem (Kiger, 1998).
Theory of mind is probably one of the most significant developments in early childhood social cognition. “Theory of mind” refers to our understanding of individuals, each with his or her mental states – such as feelings, motives, wants, and thoughts. They use the theory of mind to explain our behavior towards others, by telling them what we think and want. Also, how we interpret other people’s talk and behavior by being conscious of their thoughts and wants. This study is essential to human development because it helps us understand how children think when it comes to other.
For children and young people to develop positive relationships it is crucial for adults to model effective communication in the classroom.As a teacher or teaching assistant, you have the platform to facilitate social learning and lead by example. One of the main reasons why effective communication is important, is because it makes children feel happy and comfortable at school, and in your presence. Not only will this help children to thrive in a learning environment, but will also filter through to their lives at home and outside of school. By showing an interest in what a child has to say also boosts their confidence and self-worth. This will enable children to want to talk and play with others and lead them to have positive interactions
The task that elementary age students will have to perform is good sensorimotor skills. The reason that they need to use this task is because this will help them develop problem solving skills. In the game problem solving will be effective because you have certain task to complete. This game is connected to Jean Paiget’s cognitive development because from the game a child can development strategy development. It also helps with their development
Based in the NAEYC standers: Reggio Emilia approach supports a Child Approach in that a child’s image is viewed as having rights and not just needs, child has been viewed as beautiful, competent, powerful, curious, creative as well as full of ambitious desires and potentials, supports children’s individual differences and needs, documentation that Reggio teachers collect about their students, and mix of long- and short term projects which provide students with a deeper understanding of the subject matter. While in Montessori standers include mission and vision: The school’s vision is consistent with the Montessori philosophy of facilitating the student’s development of full potential, governance, leadership, and continuous, improvement:
Philosophy of early childhood math education In math education, I want children to have the ‘I CAN’ spirit regardless of any difficulties they might face. My philosophy is represented by the acronyms I, C, A and N. ‘I’ in my philosophy stands for interaction. Interaction is essential because it is through interactions that children learn more; build social skills as well as allowing the teacher to observe if the children need more attention in certain areas. I agree with Vygotsky (as cited in Berk, 2013) that social interaction between children and more knowledgeable adults is necessary for children to acquire understanding and behaviour. Therefore, not only children to children interaction are important, teacher to children interaction is