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
State how two of the following (art, play, creativity, cross curricular approaches) benefit a child’s learning in the early years classroom. Support your argument with theory and by using examples of different approaches to early years teaching. This essay will explore how play and cross curricular approaches in teaching early years children can be beneficial to them. It will look at play and cross curricular approaches individually and also how they can be incorporated with maths specifically and work together. One of the most important aspects of early years is play, it is central to a child’s development at this age.
Through this knowledge, the teacher can presume how children of a particular age group will act, what they are capable of doing and what they are not likely able to do. Consequently, the teacher can devise activities rather confidently by taking all these aspects into consideration. At this stage, the teacher can take advantage of the windows of opportunity for the child’s growth. In other words, the teacher benefits from the sensitive period of a child’s development to provide him with enriching activities; the best period for the child to learn and develop further. In addition, what the children learn should be relevant to their environment and life experiences.
The motivational psychology researchers discovered several useful approaches and practices that can be implemented in the classroom for effective learning to take place (Miller, 2012). Teachers are using differentiation to support teaching and learning. Differentiation can vary in pace, activities, resources, teaching and learning styles in an attempt to best meet the needs of individual student. Various teaching strategies such as cooperative learning, active learning, role play and games and pedagogic tools are being integrated in educational theories in meaningful and useful ways to encourage task or learning achievements.
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. McKinstry said, "Their reality is not connected to a world outside the boundaries in which they live" (McKinstry 20).
The 12 characteristics that she talks about are: passion, perserverence, willingness to take risks, pragmatism, patience, flexibility, respect, creativity, authenticity, love of learning, high energy, and sense of humor. Passion is very important when wanting to be an early childhood educator, possibly more so than anyother profession. While it is important to love what you are doing an any job, so that you want to keep doing and excelling at a job, it is very important with early childhood educating since you are working with young impressionable children, and helping to shape their learning path and outlook on life. If you don 't love working with the young children it will come across to everyone around and be very discouraging to the young children your are teaching.
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.
Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play is so important to optimal child development that it has been recognized by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them.
Throughout this essay I will look at how the Montessori Method prepares the child holistically for their future through use of the methodology: cosmic education, the use of the prepared environment and the huge promotion of independence. I will also discuss how they prepare the child physically, intellectually, linguistically morally, emotionally and socially as well as to be a confident, self-motivated global citizen, in secondary school and beyond. “The goal of Cosmic Education is to guide the child toward an initial examination of the question, who am I?” (Duffy & Duffy, 2002) Cosmic Education is the methodology used to help the child
To be developmentally appropriate, teaching practices must be successful, especially in producing a favorable impression on children—they must promote to children’s ongoing development and learning. Children who are interested and engaged in the classroom activities and lessons learn more. By stimulating active interest and engagement, I guarantee that children will get the most out of the instructional opportunities demonstrated in the classroom. I present information using a variety of learning formats, including large and small groups, choice time (in interest areas), and routines. Routines such as eating snacks and transitioning from one activity to another are all possibly valuable learning situations if teachers use these activities as chances for one-on-one conversations with children or to support a learning objective through singing a song or reciting a rhyme.
Also, children with multiple disabilities for assistive technology can help children to better their daily activities by acquiring different assistive devices for learning. According to Lorenzo Desideri (2013), suggest that assistive technology practices can help determine new improvement on assistive devices. Desideri (2013) stated that “Corte Roncanti thus seeks to integrate traditional clinical rehabilitation approaches with assistive technology interventions aimed at increasing the independence, autonomy and well-being of people with disabilities” (161). Children with disabilities will be able to increase their independence by learning how to do things for themselves. As a result, this would help disabled children to build up independence by allowing them to do things for themselves.
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.
Using scaffolding strategies accordingly to activities and experiences, and scaffolding the curriculum into practice in general allow children to gradually develop in all areas of their learning and development at a pace that suits them and with lots of guidance and adult support. Scaffolding gives the educators an opportunity to guide children to the point where they can understand tasks and concepts on their own. When a child can do so, educators rest knowing that the children have learnt