Children will symbolise one object as another. For example, JL turned the connectors into a house and knife. Apart from that, the object represents familiar or imagined situations based on children’s prior experiences. At the age of two to seven, the motivation of play was due to fantasy and includes the remaking of experiences in a way that children can deal with (Thompson, 2009). This aids children’s literacy as they use the memory to recall events, express feelings and remember by imitating are at the core (Luongo-Orlando, 2010).
What is sometimes thought to be a learning problem in a child may be merely a lag in the maturation of certain processes. It is important to those who have the responsibility of providing the educational environment for the child to be aware of the child’s stage of maturation and of any lags in maturation that may be present. Theories of maturational development have significant implications for understanding and teaching learning disabled children and youth. The theory suggests that the cognitive abilities of the child are qualitatively different from those of the adult. Cognitive abilities develop in a sequential fashion that cannot be altered.
As Parsons and Howe note, (2009) this suggests that superhero toys do not necessarily encourage aggressive play or that children use aggressive play while playing with superhero toys. Conclusion It is important to understand that play is a very important part of a child’s development and growth.
Homework is hard on teachers, but even harder on students and children some people say if kids could actually receive the mindset of actually being able to call it a day and be able to get home and have their freetime but instead they have to wait until homework is finished to start freetime a quote from “Wwhy kids under age 14 dont need homework” by Justin Coulson “Research has demonstrated that it “overwhelms struggling kids and removes joy for high achievers.” A 2002 study found a direct relationship between time spent on homework and levels of anxiety, depression, anger, and other mood disorders and issues”, this evidence shows that kids are getting excited to go home after a long day of school but when they get home they need to do homework before their finally free and that that extra bit of time spent on homework is causing stress and other issues for children at young ages and continues throughout higher grade
Tutoring benefits anything from academics, driving, or learning with musical instruments. Samuel L. Blumenfeld wrote a book called How to Tutor. Something that stood out said “ Most parents wait until their child is having difficulty at school before they think of providing some tutorial instruction” (Blumenfeld 10). Most kids, when they find out they are getting tutored, feel that they are not smart enough. That they are failing at school, or that their teachers are giving up on them.
Through this interaction children will begin to gather knowledge and experiences that will enhance their cognitive development. Without play children will learn certain concepts yet, children need play to develop and make sense of the knowledge they are
Parents view the school system as a place to teach their child reading, writing, and mathematics, yet building interpersonal intelligence is considered to be one of the eight basic human aptitudes according to Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner. Children develop at different speeds; some children achieve academic excellence while others excel in relating to people and forming relationships. Shirley Vandersteen, past president of the Psychologists ' Association of Alberta believes “poor social skills put you at a greater disadvantage than poor spelling” (Cottle, 2008). It is believed that “social competence can be improved” (Readers Digest Magazine, 2010). Placing your child in daycare will not assure socialization; however, children will have the benefit of learning self-control, how to get along with others and how to share (The Blank Slate Theory in Psychology, 2010).
Although some argue that homework creates time management and study skills, the stress that comes with homework overruled this. Assigning homework to students is destructive because test scores lower, there is no free time to do new things, and it is stressful. Assigning homework to kids and teens makes their test scores weaken. Recently, a Duke University professor, named Harris Cooper conducted a study about homework. His results showed that students who did homework did worse in school.
The Ghana Education Service have recently included arts as part of the curriculum at the basic schools to build the creativity of pupil before they get to the Junior High school and since is a new to our education system, there is a lack of creative art teacher and there is the desperate need for volunteers to help staff teach the subject. Volunteers will assist children to develop their cognitive abilities through creative methods using constructive materials, paints, clay and drawing. They will also help to keep the classroom clean, teach basic English and report on daily activities to local teachers. In addition to creative arts lessons, volunteers can spend time assisting the teachers in other subjects.
Sometimes literature circles might become a monotonous and repetitive activity. For instance, Lloyd (2004, p. 115) and Calderón (2010, p. 27) complain that their students filled in their role sheets mechanically and some of them did not even participate in the discussions. Literature circles have to be lively and spontaneous, but above all, they should be in English. There is a possibility that EFL students use their first language to talk to each other, especially if the teacher is not present. For Hill (1992, p. 42), the students’ overuse of their mother tongue is one of the main issues of book discussions in EFL classes.
Reggio Emilia links into my key issues because the Reggio Emilia approach focuses on the child learning through doing. For example, a child might paint a picture for their mums or dads. Also, it links into my key issues with the environment as the practitioners would set up the environment which will encourage children to communicate between children and adults. The practitioner will also create different areas to stimulate the child’s imagination. This is important for young children as they are attracted to narrative, creating stories, becoming part of imaginary situations and copying real life through role-play.
The Education of Immigrant Children Introduction Each year there are a numerous circumstances immigrant children face in order to get the proper education they need. Researchers have recognized the importance of children education and have found a three-pronged approach on how to handle this issue by removing barriers and provide funds to postsecondary schools that will lead children to be successful in the future, improve ECE participation rates among immigrant children, and having parental and family involvement to help their kids more to give them a better understanding in school. The Problem According to researchers, immigrant children in school are affected in several ways, some ways that later on in the future they might not