The Importance Of Language In Children

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Language is also supported throughout different types of activities that support the EYLF and curriculum. One example is art and how there are many different experiences it offers children to be able to express themselves through various mediums such as music, movement, dance and craft. These mediums offer a tremendous opportunity to support literacy skills and assist in the development of language. Dance is an example, for an activity where children can experience and not only learn about the way animals move, but also the animals names are in Aboriginal words for example, Kangaroo. Therefore, educators will firstly need to find out from their local Aboriginal community of what animals are native to the area in which the preschool is located.…show more content…
The children will also learn how Aboriginal people describe animals through movement. Furthermore, children will be able to deconstruct-reconstruct the different types of movement themselves as they learn about their own abilities (DEEWR, 2010) for example, the different movements Kangaroo’s make and in the way Aboriginal people imitate the movement in the placement of their hands and body as they move to the music. With the use of a didgeridoo will provide the children with being able to express meaning and understanding of animals through movement and visuals. The goals in the learning outcomes will be learning outcome five: children are effective communicators, where children will be able to engage in verbal and non-verbal interactions throughout the experience as well as learning outcome one: children have a strong sense of identity, learning about their own agency as they move to the rhythm of dance (DEEWR,…show more content…
This could then link into another activity searching for and collecting natural materials for a group collage using dilly bag (Wheeler, 2012). The children will discover more about the animals and the environment in which they coexist as well as the animals’ relatedness to land (McKnight, et al., 2010). The children will investigate the environment looking for items such as bark, leaves, and many other natural materials they can find; to make a collage that represents nature and the many different species that live on the land (DEEWR, 2009). The natural items collected will be placed into woven baskets and Coolamons’ providing children an opportunity to be an active participant in decision the making (DEEWR, 2010). This activity will provide the children with the opportunity to make their own connections with nature (DEEWR, 2010). With the learning outcome two: Children are connected with and contribute to their world (DEEWR, 2009. p, 25) learning outcome three: children have a strong sense of wellbeing (DEEWR, 2009. p. 35), and learning outcome four: children are confident and involved learners (DEEWR, 2009. p.

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